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Race lawsuit, resignations rock MP police department

Original post made on Aug 2, 2007

The Menlo Park Police Department is short-handed, and now there's an explanation why: Four officers have resigned over the past several weeks, and two of those cops are suing a Menlo Park police sergeant and the city for racial discrimination.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, May 30, 2007, 12:00 AM

Comments

Posted by Sam, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 2, 2007 at 1:37 pm

Was there any follow up on this Menlo Park race allegations story? I am curious how that turned out since Sgt. Prickett has a reputation in our community for having race issues. Does he still work for the department?


Posted by concerned, a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Aug 3, 2007 at 8:23 am

With this many problems, there must be a problem in management. The council and city manager need to dig into this as soon as possible. The problems of recruitment clearly are affected by this underlying problem. We all know people don't work solely for the highest pay; most care about their work conditions.


Posted by Rory Brown, Almanac staff writer
on Aug 3, 2007 at 10:31 am

Rory Brown is a registered user.

Sam:

Here's a follow-up story the Almanac ran the following week as far as Sgt. Prickett's status in the department, and Chief Goitia's take on the issue: Web Link

The Almanac continues to look into the lawsuit and resignations involving the police department.