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California Court of Appeal

County of Santa Cruz v. Civil Serv. Comm'n of Santa Cruz, H032222

In an employment action, trial court's denial of a writ of mandate requesting the defendant's order reducing a Sargeant's penalty and reinstating his rank be vacated is reversed where the Commission abused its discretion in reinstating the officer's supervisory Sergeant rank as the officer's dishonest and disobedient conduct harmed the public service and no reasonable mind could conclude a reduction of penalty or reinstatement was warranted.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/11/2009
  • Published 03/11/2009




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Santa Cruz County Counsel, Dana McRae, County Counsel, Betsy Allen, Assistant County Counsel, for Plaintiff and Appellant County of Santa Cruz., Jones & Mayer, Martin J. Mayer, Fullerton, Paul R. Coble, Los Angeles, for Amici Curiae California State Sheriffs' Association et al.

  • For Appellees:
  • Mastagni Holstedt, Amick, Miller, Johnson & Uhrhammer, Christopher W. Miller, William P. Creger, Sacramento, for Real Party in Interest and Respondent George B. Jack.
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