Charles Parkin
Long Beach
City Attorney

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

cityattorney@longbeach.gov
1/27/2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 008
Subject:
Athanasios Megas v. Patrick West, City of Long Beach, Long Beach Civil Service Commission
Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. NC059939
Contact:
Gary J. Anderson
Principal Deputy City Attorney
(562) 570-2218





On January 27, 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 suspend Officer Athanasios Megas for two days due to his dereliction of duty as a police officer. Officer Megas’ egregious conduct included not responding to calls for assistance.