Whistleblower Files Anti-SLAPP Motion Against Boulder City Police Chief
In response to Boulder City’s embattled Police Chief Thomas Finn ‘s lawsuit against whistleblower Stephen Stubbs, Stubbs this week filed an “Anti-SLAPP” motion in District court seeking to have the case dismissed. Mr. Stubbs claims that Chief Finn’s lawsuit constitutes a “SLAPP” lawsuit under State law. “SLAPP” refers to Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation. The Nevada law at issue, known as the Anti-SLAPP statute, was enacted in order to protect citizens who petition their government for a given cause from being hit by retaliatory lawsuits by allowing for dismissal of said lawsuits. Stubbs’ attorney, Nathan R. Morris, Esq. claims that “the lawsuit against Mr. Stubbs is clearly in retaliation for Stubbs’ attempts to blow the whistle on allegedly illegal and harmful actions taken by Chief Finn in ordering the deletion of certain Boulder City Police Department emails. Chief Finn, the supposed example of Justice in Boulder City, has called into question the rule of law in this fine city.” The Boulder City Council has voted to have the Nevada Division of Investigation to investigate Police Chief Finn as a result of Mr. Stubbs’ calls for action and their own investigation.
SOURCE MORRIS/ANDERSON Law