Charles Parkin
Long Beach
City Attorney

333 West Ocean Boulevard - 11th Floor
Long Beach, California 90802-4664

cityattorney@longbeach.gov
11/4/2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 003
Subject:
Calvete v. Patrick West, City of Long Beach, The Long Beach Civil Service Commission
Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. NS029717
Contact:
Gary J. Anderson,
Principal Deputy City Attorney
(562) 570-2218





On October 16, 2015, a Los Angeles Superior Court denied a Petition for Writ of Mandate today upholding the Long Beach Civil Service Commission’s decision which upheld the City Manager’s decision to terminate Officer Ralph Calvete due to his dereliction of duty as a police officer. Officer Calvete’s egregious conduct included not responding to calls for assistance.

The Superior Court case was litigated by Principal Deputy Gary J. Anderson.