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Riggins v. Goodman, No. 08-1034

In an action claiming that Plaintiff police officer was discharged without adequate procedural safeguards after he suffered from a psychiatric episode that caused him to take administrative leave, the denial of qualified immunity is reversed, where the city's three-step appeals process provided adequate pretermination due process for Plaintiff to challenge the decision.

Read Riggins v. Goodman, No. 08-1034

Appellate Information

Filed July 10, 2009


Opinion by Judge Tymkovich


For Appellants:

John R. Mann, Kennedy Childs & Fogg, P.C., Denver, CO

For Appellee:

Joseph A. Salazar, The Salazar Consultant Group, LLC, Thornton, CO