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Binding Arbitration Leaves Public in Dark

Menlo Park and at least 15 other jurisdictions in California rely on binding arbitration to resolve police disciplinary cases.

The Almanac spent five months investigating the process to find out how Officer Jeffrey Vasquez got his job back, with $188,000 in back pay, despite being fired after he was caught naked with a prostitute in a motel room, and admitting, according to the police report, that it wasn’t his first time soliciting a hooker for sex.

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