SD police union files injunction against city for COVID vaccine exemption talks

A San Diego Police Department crest on an officer’s uniform. Courtesy of SDPD

the The San Diego Police Officers Association announced Wednesday that it will seek an injunction against the city, saying officers have been barred from recording interviews related to their requests for exemption from San Diego’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for city ​​employees.

The union alleges officers have the right to record interviews that could result in disciplinary action, “including medical and religious interviews for reasonable accommodations regarding the City of San Diego’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate “.

Mayor Todd Gloria’s office declined to comment on the injunction because it was a legal issue.

“Banning officers from recording these interviews flies in the face of the city’s commitment to oversight and transparency, while weakening the working relationship between police officers who serve and protect the citizens of San Diego.” », Indicates the SDPOA press release.

San Diego City Council voted 8 to 1 last month to approve the mandate, and termination notices were sent from last week to city employees who did not comply with the vaccination deadline.

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