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Federal judge dismisses LAPD employees lawsuit against Covid-19 vaccine mandate - Erie News Now

Federal judge dismisses LAPD employees lawsuit against Covid-19 vaccine mandate - Erie News Now
By Amir Vera and Josh Campbell, CNN

By Amir Vera and Josh Campbell, CNN A federal judge has dismissed a civil lawsuit from 13 Los Angeles Police Department employees who protested against the city's Covid-19 vaccine mandate, testing and reporting requirements.Los Angeles City Council and Mayor Eric Garcetti approved an ordinance in August requiring all city employees to be vaccinated by October.2 million, according to John Hopkins University data, and Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the country, has more than 2 million confirmed cases.The lawsuit was filed in September by a group of LAPD officers and staff against the city of Los Angeles, Garcetti, LAPD Chief Michael Moore and city administrative officer Matthew Szabo.

Mike Feuer, Los Angeles city attorney, issued a statement praising the judge's decision saying "with the Omicron variant raging, this victory for public health and safety ."Considering Plaintiffs are entrusted with public safety and have contractually consented to searches that are more invasive than those required by COVID tests, Plaintiffs undoubtedly have a reduced privacy interest here," Klausner wrote, referring to random drug tests that are a condition of their employment.

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