Recently, RJA was retained by a Sergeant with the Springfield Police Department to represent him in a civil service disciplinary hearing. The Sergeant was alleged to have made racially insensitive remarks to and about a police officer, resulting in the officer filing a complaint with the City. During the course of the hearing, RJA Attorney Andrew Gambaccini carried out a particularly bruising cross examination of the complainant, highlighting changes in the complainant’s story over time and painting the picture of an individual who had concocted allegations against the Sergeant in order to avoid scrutiny and discipline for his own behavior. In no small measure because of the savaging of the complainant during his testimony, the Sergeant was exonerated of wrongdoing by the hearing officer.
RESULT: Exoneration of RJA’s client by the hearing officer.
RJA Counsel: Andrew J. Gambaccini