Chief’s Counsel: Should Police Officers Who Lie Be Terminated as a Matter of Public Policy?

n September 5, 2007, the State of Washington published the first opinion holding that a police officer who lies should be terminated as a matter of public policy. In Kitsap County Deputy Sheriff’s Guild v. Kitsap County, the sheriff terminated Deputy LaFrance for untruthfulness and erratic behavior. An arbitrator agreed that LaFrance had repeatedly been … Continue reading Chief’s Counsel: Should Police Officers Who Lie Be Terminated as a Matter of Public Policy?