The California Highway Patrol owes nine years of back wages to a sergeant it refused to return to duty in 2008 because she had been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder and two department-appointed doctors believed she could exacerbate her condition by serving in law enforcement.
The California Highway Patrol owes nine years of back wages to a sergeant it refused to return to duty in 2008 because she had been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder and two department-appointed doctors believed she could exacerbate her condition by serving in law enforcement. Craig Kohlruss AP
The California Highway Patrol owes nine years of back wages to a sergeant it refused to return to duty in 2008 because she had been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder and two department-appointed doctors believed she could exacerbate her condition by serving in law enforcement. Craig Kohlruss AP

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CHP fought nine years to block an officer with PTSD from returning to work. It lost.

December 27, 2017 10:46 PM

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