Civil No. PJM 93-733.

923 F.Supp. 761 (1996)

James J. O'CONNELL, Plaintiff, v. MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND and Clarence Edwards, Defendants.

United States District Court, D. Maryland.

April 30, 1996.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mindy G. Farber, Rockville, Maryland, Chet D. Levitt, Cashdan & Golden, Washington, D.C., for Plaintiff.

Bruce P. Sherman, Joyce R. Stern, County Attorney's Office, Rockville, Maryland, for Defendants.


MESSITTE, District Judge.


James J. O'Connell, a former captain with the Montgomery County, Maryland police, sues Montgomery County and its former police chief Clarence Edwards, alleging that he was retaliated against in his employment when he attempted to exercise his First Amendment right to free speech. He presents claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and Article 27, § 733 of the Maryland Code, "The Law Enforcement...

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