The officer, whose name is being withheld, was put on leave last week after department officials said he refused to provide traffic control at Sunday’s parade. Police said they would not tolerate bias and bigotry.
Bret Rawson, an attorney hired by the officer, said this week that police defamed his client. Rawson said his client didn’t refuse to work, but asked to be reassigned other duties because he felt uncomfortable being viewed as an advocate for gay pride.
Rawson said the officer stepped down because of untenable work conditions.
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