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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.

Rivers Joins ACLU Suit on Behalf of Female Inmates

Grand Rapids, Mich. Dec. 4 - Beth Rivers, a partner with Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, has joined the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan in filing suit against Muskegon County in federal court on behalf of eight female jail inmates who...

Michael Pitt Addresses Tort Reform in Legal News

Michael Pitt, a founding member and managing partner of Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers as well as past president of the Michigan Association for Justice, was interviewed in a special column by the LegalNews in November on Tort Reform.   The...

Michael Pitt Receives Champion of Justice Award

[caption id="attachment_954" align="alignleft" width="300"] (L) Thomas Rombach, 2014-15 SBM President, (C) Michael PItt and (R) Brian Einhorn, 2013-14 SBM President.[/caption] Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers Managing Partner Michael Pitt received...