Seth J. Robbins and Carole Cooke were interviewed by FOX25 News as part of a news story on a Framingham police officer's federal lawsuit asserting he was suspended in retaliation for his complaints about another Police Department employee.
Robbins' and Cooke's client, a lieutenant and 16-year veteran of the Framingham Police Department, is presently on paid leave following his complaints about an employee performing police officer duties despite lacking proper training and qualifications.
“In retaliation for speaking up, the administration turned the tables on them and conducted an active investigation against them and manufactured at least in the case of my client – something they could latch onto,” Mr. Robbins said.
“[Our client] would like to be allowed to go back to his job,” said Ms. Cooke. “He'd like to go back to fighting crime for Framingham, and return to the numerous leadership jobs he had.”
Mr. Robbins, a partner at the firm, specializes in handling complex civil and criminal litigation in state and federal courts. Ms. Cooke primarily focuses her practice on representing plaintiffs and defendants in employment law disputes, as well as handling complex commercial disputes.