CDA Lieutenant awarded $3.2 million for city’s wrong doing

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by Katie Utehs & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 18, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 18 at 6:22 PM

COEUR D’ALENE-- A Coeur d’Alene Police Lieutenant accused of falsifying timekeeping records is now being awarded $3.2 million.

The case started in 2008, and a jury ruled in Dan Dixon’s favor last year. Wednesday’s ruling may finally put this expensive case to rest.

Dixon was accused of falsifying timekeeping records and manipulating a subordinate’s officer's schedule.

Investigators say he failed a polygraph test and was demoted two ranks from lieutenant to patrol officer.

He filed against the city alleging constructive discharge, breach of employment contract and several other allegations of wrong doing.

In a jury trial last year Dixon won and was awarded $3.7 million. The city fought the decision, asking for a new trial.

Wednesday the judge stuck with the jury's verdict, but dropped the award amount slightly. Dixon will receive $3.2 million.

Dixon's attorney says the family is happy with the new award amount.

No word yet on if the city will continue to fight the case.
 

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