San Francisco Whistleblower $5 Million Verdict Upheld By Appeals Court. Exposing Misconduct.

San Francisco Whistleblower $5 Million Verdict Upheld By Appeals Court

February 17, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The California Court of Appeal has upheld a unanimous jury verdict in a retaliation case involving San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera.

On Thursday, the court upheld the jury’s finding that Herrera illegally retaliated against San Francisco Chief Trial Deputy Joanne Hoeper by firing her after she claims to have discovered a scheme happening at Herrera’s office.

John Cote, a spokesman for the City Attorney’s Office, issued a statement denying any wrongdoing by his office and said the jury did not rule on Hoeper’s claims.

“This case is about an employment dispute,” his statement read. “That’s at the heart of the issues that were before the court. This case was never about corruption, and no court has found or suggested any City corruption in connection with Ms. Hoeper’s claims.”

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