Thursday, February 26, 2015

Second Circuit: Matthews v. City of New York

Free speech , police officer speaking matters of public concern.

Where duties do not include formulating, implementing, or providing feedback on policies, and a civilian channel of communication is used, the officer speaks as a private citizen, and the speech is protected.

Matthews v. City of New York
Compiled by D.E. Frydrychowski, who is, not incidentally, not giving you legal advice.

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Author's SSRN page here.