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Judge says lawsuit against police union may proceed in Orange County
Judge says lawsuit against police union may proceed in Orange County

An Orange County Superior Court judge has cleared the way for evidence-gathering in a lawsuit filed by two Costa Mesa councilmen who allege members of their city's police union harassed and intimidated them. That means a past president of the Costa Mesa Police Assn. and partners from its former law firm may soon have to submit to depositions, the Daily Pilot reported. Last year, Mayor Jim Righeimer, his wife, Lene, and Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger sued the police union, its former law firm and a private investigator, alleging that the three conspired against them for political gain during the 2012 general election season. The police union, private investigator Chris Lanzillo...

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