Law center files motion for TPD officer suspended over mosque
|Updated: 8/14/2012 3:28 pm
||Published: 8/14/2012 3:07 pm
The American Freedom Law Center filed a motion for summary judgment in federal court in Oklahoma on behalf of a Tulsa police officer suspended for not ordering men to attend an event at a Tulsa mosque.
Captain Paul Fields was suspended in 2011 for refusing an order to instruct his officers to attend a law enforcement appreciation day at a local mosque. Fields was suspended for violating department rules on being obedient and also for conduct unbecoming an officer.
The motion from AFLC argues the undisputed facts demonstrate the City of Tulsa and its senior police officials retaliated against Captain Field for exercising his constitutional right to the free exercise of religion.
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