Keywords: State Ethics Commission. Conflict of Interest. Administrative Law, Conflict of interest, Substantial evidence, Judicial review. Evidence, Administrative proceeding, State of mind, Expert opinion. Police Officer. Motor Vehicle, Investigation of accident. Probable Cause
The Appeals Court issued on Thursday its decision in McGovern v State Ethics Commission in which it upheld the SEC’s findings of violations of the Conflict of Interest Law by a police lieutenant in giving preferential treatment to a fellow police officer in an alcohol related motor vehicle incident. The case is particularly informative by its analysis of substantial evidence and other administrative law issues. Click here for the full text of the Appeals Court’s decision.