Presentado v. D.C. Dept. of Real Estate Svcs., OEA Case No. 1601-0347-10. Contested D.C.’s proposed removal of a law enforcement officer for failure to qualify with his firearm on the grounds that the agency had failed to follow its own procedures and violated the officer’s due process rights. The case settled and the officer was returned to duty with backpay, benefits, and attorneys’ fees.
Barbusin v. District of Columbia, D.C. Superior Court Case No. 2012 CDC 000913. Represented law enforcement officer charged with possession of an unregistered firearm. The charges were dismissed when it was discovered that prosecutors withheld email showing that officer had permission to purchase the weapon. During the trial, Mr. Hannon uncovered a serious Brady violation by the Office of the Attorney General, which led to a dismissal of the charges by the court. The Washington Post and Washington City Paper reported on this case.
Jail Escape. Represented a group of nine correctional officers terminated in the wake of the 2006 escape of two inmates from the D.C. jail. Seven were eventually reinstated and received a total of more than $1.7 million in settlements for backpay and attorneys’ fees. HANNON LAW GROUP litigated the other two officers’ cases through the D.C. Court of Appeals to a final order of reinstatement with full back pay and attorneys’ fees.