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Wences v. City of Los Angeles, No. B208525

Following administrative proceedings involving an off-duty, officer-involved shooting, trial court's denial of police officer's petition for writ of administrative mandate is reversed and remanded where, because the disciplinary proceedings against petitioner substantially affected his fundamental vested right in his employment, the trial court was required to exercise its independent judgment on the evidence. 

Read Wences v. City of Los Angeles, No. B208525

Appellate Information

Filed September 2, 2009


Opinion by Judge Zelon


For Appellant:  Gary Orville

For Respondent:  Rockard J. Delgadillo, City Attorney, Claudia McGee Henry, Senior Assistant City Attorney, and Gregory P. Orland, Deputy City Attorney.