Mayor Landrieu sued by former law enforcement officer alleging improper termination

Tia Benton Sep. 21, 2012, 9:46am

Donovan A. Livaccari

NEW ORLEANS – A former city of New Orleans law enforcement officer is suing the mayor of New Orleans, the city and numerous city departments for alleged improper termination of employment.

Michael Lentz filed suit against Mayor Mitchell Landrieu, Director of Safety and Permits Pura Bascos, the Department of Safety and Permits and the city of New Orleans in the Orleans Parish Central District court on Aug. 2.

Lentz alleges that the investigation which led to his firing was not conducted in accordance with the standards set forth by state law defining terms of investigating law enforcement officers.

The defendant is accused of improper termination.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for lost wages and benefits and loss of employment.

Lentz is represented by Donovan A. Livaccari of New Orleans, Louisiana-based law firm Livaccari, Villarrubia, Lemmon LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division H Judge Michael G. Bagneris.

Case no. 2012-7563

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