An LAPD sergeant who has been on the force for nearly 25 years is suing the city, claiming that he suffered religious discrimination for his religious beliefs, according to a news report by CBS News’ L.A. affiliate.
Sgt. A.J. DeBellis alleges that the department held a mandatory training session and a holiday party at a Christian church. He claims that he lost his shift as watch commander in retaliation for his complaints.
CBSLA notes that his wife has filed a similar complaint.
Some police departments, notably the Salem, Massachusetts Police Department, have embraced historical symbols of witchcraft (as above).