A Los Angeles Police Department officer was awarded more than $1 million in his lawsuit claiming disability discrimination.
The verdict from a Los Angeles jury comes 10 years after Malcolm Thomas initially filed his lawsuit alleging the LAPD cut his pay and stripped him of his police officer privileges following an on-the-job injury in 2008.
The jury awarded him $714,000 for past economic loss and $300,000 for past noneconomic loss, bringing the total to $1,014,000, according to the Aug. 20 special verdict.
“Mr. Thomas is the type of officer that we want to protect our city,” Anthony Nguyen of...
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