2 Battle Creek cops fired over relationship, hostile work environment allegations

untitledTwo top Battle Creek Police Department officers were fired after a seven-week investigation, Interim City Manager Susan Bedsole said Tuesday.

Deputy Police Chief Jim Saylor and Inspector Maria Alonso's terminations were effective immediately. The two were placed on paid administrative leave March 5 for what the city said was an investigation into an alleged romantic relationship between the two and the resulting possible creation of a hostile work environment and other performance issues. You can read the story here.

M. Pitt Cited in MLive Report on Midland Area Couple's Claim Filed Against the Federal Energy Resource Commission in Edenville Dam Collapse

Michael Pitt was quoted in MLive coverage of the claim filed against the Federal Energy Commission by a Midland Couple for property and personal damages caused by flooding after the collapse of the Edenville Dam in May 2020. The firm is representing Dan and Cathy Miller and filed a $1.25 million claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Read entire article here.

Midland Daily News -- "Lawsuit Blames State Agencies for Dam Failures"

Mike Pitt, Ted Leopold and Paul Stephen were referenced as plaintiffs' attorneys in a Midland Daily News report on the lawsuit filed June 25 in the Michigan Court of Claims. The coverage notes that the suit's 15 plaintiffs owned property and homes which were damaged or destroyed in the May 19 Midland area flooding caused by the collapse of the Edenville Dam. Read full article here.