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D.C. Police Department Must Face Disability-Retirement Lawsuit

Jan. 13, 2021, 11:09 PM

The Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department largely lost its motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by former officers over its mandatory disability retirement policy, after a federal court allowed three out of four named plaintiffs to proceed on individual claims that the policy violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted MPD’s motion to dismiss allegations that it subjected plaintiff Steve Pappas to improper medical examinations and inquiries, along with all claims brought by plaintiff Malachi Malik.

But Judge Rudolph Contreras will allow Pappas, and plaintiffs Tawana Lindsay and Nichole Mathies, to...

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