Charles Parkin
Long Beach
City Attorney

333 West Ocean Boulevard - 11th Floor
Long Beach, California 90802-4664

cityattorney@longbeach.gov
7/26/2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 029
Subject:
Cunningham v. City of Long Beach
California Court of Appeal Case No. B271380
Contact:
Gary J. Anderson
Principal Deputy City Attorney
(562) 570-2218
gary.anderson@longbeach.gov




On July 25, 2017, the California Court of Appeal upheld a lower court’s denial of a Petition for Writ of Mandate challenging the City Manager’s decision to terminate Special Services Officer Charles Cunningham for disclosing confidential information, sensitive security information, and dishonesty.

Cunningham disclosed confidential information and sensitive security information regarding the Long Beach Airport and was dishonest about his actions. The Appellate Court found there was substantial evidence to support his termination.

The appeal was handled by Principal Deputy Gary J. Anderson.

Appeal Court Decision