By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
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Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy L. Lanier's policy of demoting command staff without cause or a hearing has been rebuked — again — in a recent ruling by the D.C. Office of Employee Appeals.
An attorney for veteran Metropolitan Police Department Inspector Victor V. Brito says his client's demotion to captain and removal as director of disciplinary branch after he disagreed in a case sparked by a complaint by Chief Cathy L. Lanier's Facebook friend Cherita Whiting was made "without any legitimate factual basis" and violated his due process rights.
He said his client was in his first week as director of the disciplinary branch in December 2009 when a case came to his attention as the result of an email complaint to Chief Lanier from Ms. Whiting, a vocal Ward 4 activist who represents herself as a friend of the chief, whom she refers to as "Kathy" or "Kat."