Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
L. Steven Platt (argued), Attorney, Clark Hill, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.
Mara S. Georges , Attorney, Office of the Corporation Counsel, Appeals Division, Chicago, IL, Ruth F. Masters (argued), Attorney, Oak Park, IL, for Defendants-Appellees in No. 09-2042.
Mara S. Georges , Attorney, Office of the Corporation Counsel, Appeals Division, Patricia M. Fallon (argued), Office of the Cook County State's Attorney, Chicago, IL, Ruth F. Masters (argued), Attorney, Oak Park, IL, for Defendants-Appellees in No. 09-3796.
Before RIPPLE, KANNE, and SYKES, Circuit Judges.
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.
SYKES, Circuit Judge.
In 2007 Peter Palka was dismissed as a probationary police officer in the officer-training program at the Chicago Police Academy. He claims he was fired because of his Polish ethnicity. The City says he was terminated because he violated departmental rules and repeatedly flunked the firearms exam. Peter's father, Tadeusz Palka, a Cook County Deputy Sheriff, contacted Matthew Tobias, Peter's supervisor at the Chicago Police Academy, and tried...
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