Vancouver Cop Who Successfully Fought His Firing Dies


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Navin Sharma, a Portlander who spotlighted allegations of racial discrimination and retaliation inside the Vancouver police department through a federal lawsuit, died peacefully of pancreatic cancer on Dec. 24, Sharma's family confirmed to WW over the weekend. Sharma, whose case against the Vancouver Police Department resulted in a $1.65 million settlement in September 2008, was 54. Considered ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Vancouver Cop Who Successfully Fought His Firing Dies


 Navin Sharma, a Portlander who spotlighted allegations of racial discrimination and retaliation inside the Vancouver police department through a federal lawsuit, died peacefully of pancreatic cancer on Dec. 24, Sharma’s family confirmed to WW over the weekend.Sharma, whose case against the Vancouver Police Department resulted in a$1.65 million settlement in September ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Another Cop to Sue the City of Vancouver


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More trouble ahead potentially for Vancouver's police department. Earlier this fall, WW reported that the City of Vancouver agreed to pay a record-breaking settlement in the wrongful discrimination case of a former Vancouver police officer, Navin Sharma. In that case, the city paid Sharma $1.65 million, the largest reported employment settlement for a single plaintiff in Northwest history. ...   More
 
Monday, December 8, 2008 NIGEL JAQUISS

Vancouver Police Department Faces More Heat: "Publicly Defecating on Request"


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Nobody who read WW's coverage of the Vancouver Police Department's mismanagement of former VPD officer Navin Sharma (pictured above) will be too surprised that other officers are stepping forward with complaints about being harassed. Earlier this year, former officer Chris Kershaw, who spoke up on Sharma's behalf filed [PDF] a wrongful termination lawsuit against VPD. And last month, as first ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Cops in The 'Couv Take No Confidence Vote Against Police Chief


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With all the attention focused on the Portland Police Bureau these days, it's easy to forget about all the news roiling the police force in Vancouver. Part of the issue across the Columbia continues to be fall-out from the case involving former VPD police officer Navin Sharma. The city paid Sharma a $1.65 million settlement (a record in the Northwest) for discriminatory labor practices. Officers ...   More
 
Friday, March 5, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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