A former Allegheny County police officer is suing three Springdale Borough officials, alleging they did not allow him to respond to allegations that led to his resignation.
Christopher J. Griffin, of Pittsburgh, filed a lawsuit Sept. 1 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Springdale Borough Police Chief Julio Medeiros III, Springdale Mayor Kenneth Lloyd and councilman Gene Polsenelli.
According to the complaint, Griffin refused to comply to Medeiros’ orders to redo a report that would not suggest a female driver was at fault in a vehicle crash. It ended when Medeiros reported that Griffin missed a court date and that he was having trouble with a female officer, the suit says.
Griffin alleges he was denied a Loudermill hearing, a constitutionally required pre-disciplinary and/or pre-termination hearing intended to screen unjust discipline.
Griffin seeks all available relief, compensatory and punitive damages, costs, fees and attorney fees. He is represented by by attorney Erik M. Yurkovich of Wexford.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania case number 2:15-cv-01152-CRE.