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Closing the Chapter: Mayor-Councilmember v. Police Association Lawsuit:


Today is the end of long costly journey with the settlement of a lawsuit brought against us by former Mayor Mensinger and Councilmember Righeimer and his wife for the misconduct committed by our former law firm, Lackie Dammeier McGill & Ethir. Today, our suit against LDME also settled. It was gratifying that legal counsel for both parties approached us asking to settle. Defending the truth is costly but it had to be done.  

We want to thank the many, many supporters from the community who went out of their way to shower us with encouragement and support through calls, letters, brownies, hugs, cards, and drawings from children…all of it mattered to us, especially to our families. They could feel the support from our wonderful Costa Mesans, thank you!!!

Our officers pulled together for each other too, so many gave in all the ways that count. Some shouldered more than their share, giving precious time from their families to help fight this battle for all of us. You know who you are. Your contributions were significant and essential. Every officer who puts on this uniform thanks you.

With gratitude,

The CMPA Board Members (and their families!)

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