Lawyer Says City’s 1st Openly Gay LAPD Officer Was Retaliated Against For Alleging Discrimination

CBS Los Angeles
February 22, 2013

Sergeant Mitchell Grobeson, the LAPD’s first openly gay officer, was retaliated against at work after he accused the city of discrimination for a second time, his lawyer told a jury Thursday.

Grobeson’s lawyer, Dan Stormer, alleges that after rejoining the department, Grobeson was assigned to a station reportedly known for having a hostile work environment. He also was not allowed, as promised, to be involved in any training programs designed to help the department overcome anti-gay sentiment, Stormer said.