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

CBS Los Angeles
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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.