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Former SDPD Officer Files Wrongful Termination Claim

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Photo by Katie Schoolov

San Diego police officers pull over drivers in the Skyline neighborhood of San Diego on June 9, 2015.


Jeff McDonald, watchdog reporter, The San Diego Union-Tribune


A former San Diego police officer has filed a wrongful termination claim against the city, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Sunday.

Shannon Hart, a 16-year department veteran, said he was fired for asking questions about the satellite system installed on Mayor Kevin Faulconer's city vehicle.

He claims the satellite dish is an improper use of Homeland Security funds.

Jeff McDonald, a watchdog reporter with The San Diego Union-Tribune, discussed the allegations on KPBS Midday Edition on Monday.


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