ANDERSON v. CITY OF LOS ANGELES
TERESA ANDERSON, Plaintiff and Respondent,
CITY OF LOS ANGELES et al., Defendants and Appellants.
Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division Seven.
Filed March 30, 2011.
NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE OFFICIAL REPORTS
Defendants, the City of Los Angeles and William J. Bratton, the former Chief of Police of the Los Angeles Police Department, appeal from the judgment granting the petition for writ of mandate filed by plaintiff Teresa Anderson (Anderson) and issuing a peremptory writ of mandate, commanding defendants to vacate the Board of Rights decision terminating Anderson's employment as a police officer, to calculate the amount of compensation she lost as a result of that decision and to pay her that amount. We affirm.1 FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND2 Around September 10, 2008, Anderson, a sergeant with the Los Angeles Police Department (Department), received notice that she was being charged with misconduct. On January 21, 22 and 23, 2009, the Board of Rights, the Department's administrative tribunal, held a hearing on the complaint against Anderson.3 At the commencement of the hearing, the Chairman of the Board of Rights, Captain Joseph Curreri, read each count to Anderson before taking her plea.
Count 1 of the complaint alleged that "[o]n several occasions between June 2001 and February 2003, [Anderson] knowingly violated Departmental policy when [she] neglected to request compensation after working overtime." Count 2 alleged that "on several occasions between June 2001 and February 2003, [Anderson] neglected to report misconduct after witnessing unidentified sworn officers discourage subordinates from submitting requests for overtime compensation." The third and final count alleged that around September 10, 2007, while on duty, Anderson "made a false statement during a deposition when [she] stated that Department employees were aware that [she] violated Department Policies and Procedures involving the Fair Labor Standards Act." Anderson pleaded guilty to count 1 and not guilty to counts 2 and 3.