Loren Robinson v. City of Inglewood, et al., 19STCP04247

Tentative decision on petition for writ of mandate: denied

Petitioner Loren Robinson (“Robinson”) seeks a writ of traditional mandate directing Respondent City of Inglewood (“City”) to set aside its demotion of Robinson.

The court has read and considered the moving papers, opposition, and reply,[1] and renders the following tentative decision.

A. Statement of the Case

Petitioner Robinson commenced this proceeding on September 25, 2019, alleging a cause of action for traditional mandamus. The verified Petition alleges in pertinent part as follows.

At all times relevant, Robinson was a permanent, full-time employee of the City, working as a sworn peace officer with the Inglewood Police Department (“Department”).

On June 27, 2014, Robinson was involved in a use of force and a foot pursuit. On May 10, 2016, the City served a Notice........