of Appeals Office of Appellate Courts
Marylee Abrams, Tiffany L. Schmidt, Abrams & Schmidt LLC,
White Bear Lake, Minnesota, for respondent.
Kaufman, Kim Sobieck, Law Enforcement Labor Services, Inc.,
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, for appellant.
M. Beck, Joseph A. Kelly, Kelly & Lemmons, PA., Saint
Paul, Minnesota, for amici curiae Teamsters Local 320 and
Teamsters Local 346.
M. Corwin, Joshua D. Hegarty, Gregg M. Corwin & Associate
Law Office, P.C., Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, for amicus
curiae AFSCME Council 5.
C. Holten, Jeffrey D. Bores, and Gary K. Luloff, Chestnut
Cambronne PA, Minneapolis, Minnesota, for amicus curiae
Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association Legal Defense
Timothy J. Louris, Miller O'Brien Jensen, PA.,
Minneapolis, Minnesota, for amici curiae ATU Local 1005, IBEW
Local 160, IBEW Local 949, IUOE Local 49, and IUOE Local 70.
P. Michels and Erik Bal, Rice, Michels & Walther LLP,
Minneapolis, Minnesota, for amici curiae Police Officers
Federation of Minneapolis, Bloomington Police Officers
Federation, Duluth Police Union, and Olmsted County Deputy
L. Naughton, League of Minnesota Cities, Saint Paul,
Minnesota, for amici curiae League of Minnesota Cities,
Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, and Minnesota
L. Segal, City Attorney, Trina Chernos, Assistant City
Attorney, Minneapolis, Minnesota, for amicus curiae City of
Christopher K. Wachtler, Wachtler Law, Saint Paul, Minnesota,
for amici curiae Saint Paul Police Federation, Minnesota
Conservation Officers Association, and Woodbury Police
arbitration award reinstating a police officer who was
discharged for failure to report his use of force does not
violate public policy when the arbitrator found the officer
did not use excessive force, the City's reporting
policies were unclear, the collective bargaining agreement
gave the arbitrator authority to determine "just
cause," and the arbitrator found that the employee's
conduct "warrants disciplinary action" in the form
of an unpaid suspension.