Utah Cop Resigns, Hires a Lawyer
The Utah cop who was disciplined, his police department claims, for refusing to protect a gay-pride parade has resigned, and hired a lawyer.
His lawyer says the cop was defamed by his bosses, that he never refused to serve, but was disciplined for merely asking for an accommodation.
I do not think cops have a right to refuse to serve and protect gay people or gay institutions, but if government can punish you for merely asking for an accommodation, we are in serious trouble.
I trusted the police department as a reliable source (my biases showing!), but if the cop’s story is true, he has a number of serious legal claims, from the First Amendment to defamation of character.