A prison officer searches a subject on his way to drop off his laundry, inside the High Desert State Prison, near Susanville.
A prison officer searches a subject on his way to drop off his laundry, inside the High Desert State Prison, near Susanville. Brian Baer Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
A prison officer searches a subject on his way to drop off his laundry, inside the High Desert State Prison, near Susanville. Brian Baer Sacramento Bee Staff Photo

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May 11, 2016 11:58 AM

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  • 'Are you kidding me?': Officer alleges discrimination by CHP for his military status

    Lt. Col. Christopher Lutz joined the California National Guard in 1996, eventually ending up as a pilot in the Air Guard. Lutz also is a California Highway Patrol officer with 12 years of service, and says the CHP is essentially destroying his career because of his military obligations.

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