Charles Parkin
Long Beach
City Attorney

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

cityattorney@longbeach.gov
10/20/2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 022
Subject:
Gibbs v. Patrick West, City of Long Beach, Long Beach Civil Service Commission
Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. NS031511
Contact:
Gary J. Anderson
Principal Deputy City Attorney
(562) 570-2218
gary.anderson@longbeach.gov




On October 18, 2016, a Los Angeles Superior Court denied a Petition for Writ of Mandate upholding the Long Beach Civil Service Commission’s decision which upheld the City Manager’s decision to terminate Officer John Gibbs due to his use of unreasonable force on a suspect. Officer Gibbs’ egregious conduct involved stepping on the back of an unarmed suspect who was lying prone on the ground.

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