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Civil Rights: First Amendment-Unlawful Retaliation-State Claims

Where a fired police officer brought civil rights claims against the city and police chief alleging unlawful retaliation for exercise of his First Amendment rights, the district court properly granted the motion dismissing the First Amendment retaliation claim because the officer failed to prove his speech as a public employee was protected, and the judgment ...