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9th Circuit upholds $4.1M retaliation verdict for police chief

A federal appeals court has upheld a jury finding that the city manager in Oregon retaliated against the police chief with discipline and internal investigations in response to the chief’s questioning of city finances in 2012-2013.

After a three-day trial, a federal jury three years ago awarded $4.1 million in damages to the police chief at the time of the feud, Doug Greisen. The jurors found that then-Scappoose city manager Jon Hanken initiated investigations of the chief and disciplined him after the chief questioned the city manager’s budget and financial management practices.

Read the source article at oregonlive.com

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