A civil jury will begin deliberating today on how much money former police officer Steve Nolan should receive for being wrongfully fired from the Anaheim Police Department in 1993.
Attorneys for Nolan, 34, are seeking unspecified damages for pain and suffering and compensation for the amount of money their client could have earned had he remained an Anaheim police officer. The jury on Monday found that Nolan's dismissal from the force was in retaliation for his reporting two incidents of alleged police brutality in 1991 and '92.
Nolan won his job back in 1994 after a ruling by an impartial arbitrator but his attorneys say he fears for his life and is unable to work for Anaheim or any other law enforcement agency.
The city's attorneys contend that Nolan is fully capable of working as a police officer, if not in Anaheim then somewhere else. They maintain that Nolan is more interested in collecting a large settlement than finding a job.