Wences v. City of Los Angeles, No. B208525
Following administrative proceedings involving an off-duty, officer-involved shooting, trial court's denial of police officer's petition for writ of administrative mandate is reversed and remanded where, because the disciplinary proceedings against petitioner substantially affected his fundamental vested right in his employment, the trial court was required to exercise its independent judgment on the evidence.
Filed September 2, 2009
Opinion by Judge Zelon
For Appellant: Gary Orville
For Respondent: Rockard J. Delgadillo, City Attorney, Claudia McGee Henry, Senior Assistant City Attorney, and Gregory P. Orland, Deputy City Attorney.