639 Fed.Appx. 1 (D.C. Cir. 2016), 14-7141, Evangelou v. District of Columbia

Docket Nº:14-7141
Citation:639 Fed.Appx. 1
Opinion Judge:Per Curiam
Party Name:EVAN EVANGELOU, APPELLANT v. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, ET AL., APPELLEES
Attorney:For Evan Evangelou, Plaintiff - Appellant: Eric Hans Kirchman, Kirchman & Kirchman, Washington, DC. Evan Evangelou, Plaintiff - Appellant, Pro se, Nutley, NJ. For District of Columbia, Cathy L. Lanier, Chief of Police, Defendants - Appellees: Loren L. AliKhan, Deputy Solicitor General, Stacy Ande...
Judge Panel:Before: ROGERS, GRIFFITH, and MILLETT, Circuit Judges.
Case Date:January 19, 2016
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
 
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639 Fed.Appx. 1 (D.C. Cir. 2016)

EVAN EVANGELOU, APPELLANT

v.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, ET AL., APPELLEES

No. 14-7141

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

January 19, 2016

DO NOT PUBLISH. (See Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure Rule 32.1)

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. (No. 1:11-cv-531).

For Evan Evangelou, Plaintiff - Appellant: Eric Hans Kirchman, Kirchman & Kirchman, Washington, DC.

Evan Evangelou, Plaintiff - Appellant, Pro se, Nutley, NJ.

For District of Columbia, Cathy L. Lanier, Chief of Police, Defendants - Appellees: Loren L. AliKhan, Deputy Solicitor General, Stacy Anderson, Assistant Attorney General, Todd Sunhwae Kim, Solicitor General, Office of the Attorney General, District of Columbia, Office of the Solicitor General, Washington, DC.

Before: ROGERS, GRIFFITH, and MILLETT, Circuit Judges.

JUDGMENT

Per Curiam

This appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia was considered on the record and the briefs of the parties. See Fed. R. App. P. 34(a)(2);

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D.C. CIR. R. 34(j). The court has afforded the issues full consideration and has determined that they do not warrant a published opinion. See D.C. CIR. R. 36(d). For the reasons stated below, it is

ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the district court's judgment be AFFIRMED.

Evan Evangelou was hired as a Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officer in September 2008. The first eighteen months of his employment were probationary. During this period, Evangelou was accused of attempting to extort employees of a local bar. After an internal MPD investigation found that he had engaged in misconduct, Police Chief Cathy Lanier removed him from the force. MPD released no information to the public about the investigation or termination, and Evangelou's personnel file specifies no reason for his removal.

Evangelou sued the District of Columbia and Lanier under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging that his termination was accompanied by official defamation and stigmatization and therefore deprived him of liberty without due process. The district court...

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