Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Melkonians v. Los Angeles County Civil Svc. Comm'n (Cal. Ct. App. - June 10, 2009)

Here's a guy -- Ara Melkonians -- who I'm definitely glad is no longer with the L.A. Sheriff's Department. Read the whole thing, including but not limited to the line that says: "Melkonians had 14 administrative hearings in 10 years of service and nine of the allegations were sustained." Wholly apart from the stuff he (allegedly) did to his ex-girlfriend here.

Oh, yeah. Melkonians was fired even before this latest incident, back in 2003. For -- you guessed it -- yet another incident of domestic violence (with a different woman). But Melkonians appealed that termination and the parties agreed to reduce the penalty to a 30-day suspension. That really taught him a lesson, huh?

P.S. - Melkonians is apparently now a mortgage banker in L.A; indeed, he says he worked as a bailiff for ten judges in L.A. Superior Court when we was with the LASD. I'd love to know who those were and what they thought of him.