Six Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers filed a federal lawsuit on Saturday against L.A.’s vaccine mandate, which requires all city employees to be vaccinated by early October unless they have medical or religious exemptions.
The Los Angeles Times reported:
The lawsuit, filed Saturday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, claims the mandate violates the employees’ constitutional rights to privacy and due process, and asks the court to provide immediate and permanent relief from the requirement.
The six LAPD employees suing include individuals “who could not assert a medical or religious exemption” to the vaccine requirement, as well as individuals who have “experienced and recovered from COVID-19″ and have natural antibodies to fight the virus, the complaint states.
The lawsuit alleges the city’s mandate ignores the natural protections provided by such antibodies and claims the suing employees “can safely perform their job duties protecting themselves, fellow employees and the