Ruling: Gay and Lesbian Officers names to remain private (GraniteBay)
A Placer County Judge won’t force a plaintiff in a civil rights lawsuit to “out” gay and lesbian officers on the Roseville Police Department.
The lawsuit filed last year by one former and two current and Roseville police officers charges the city fostered a hostile work environment for gays and lesbians or those who were perceived to be gay.
Thursday morning Placer County Superior Court Commissioner Margaret Wells issued a final ruling that plaintiff Sgt. Darin DeFreece did not have to name gay and lesbian members of the police department as requested by the city to help them defend the lawsuit, which asks for unspecified damages and corrective action at the Roseville Police Department. Wells issued a tentative ruling on Monday, which the city sought to modify, but the judge let her order stand.
Both sides in the case are claiming victory from the ruling.
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