Reports: Mieras files lawsuit against Washoe County School District

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Updated: 8/27 3:25 pm
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- As one lawsuit with the Washoe County School District appears to be heading to an end, another is just beginning.

According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, former Washoe County School Police Chief Mike Mieras has filed a lawsuit aganst the school district. The RGJ said Mieras claims that between 2013 and 2014, he reported "a series of improper activities or decisions by Superintendent Pedro Martinez and the District's Chief General Counsel and Internal Auditor."

The lawsuit reported by the RGJ also stated that Mieras wants to return to work and have his attorney's fees covered.
 
Mieras was fired in June after 12 years with the school district.
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Paladin - 8/28/2014 8:57 AM
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Tonysam, What an angry, sad little man you are. What happened in your past that made you this angry and quick to jump to conclusions? Let's let it play out and see just who is corrupt and who isn't. The poll shows 78.4% of the readers think Mieras should get his job back, so I don't think many people hold your view on the subject.

tonysam - 8/28/2014 8:24 AM
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Mieras is full of s***, typical of WCSD administrators. He has NO case whatsoever. He's angling for a bigger pension or settlement agreement so he can retire in comfort. We will never hear "more" of these "improper" actions of Martinez and Drake because THEY DIDN'T HAPPEN. ALL of that stuff comes out in discovery, and that is confidential. This ain't going to trial, folks. Mieras is an entitled, entrenched bums called administrators, one of many in that filthy district. There are more of them who should get fired.

tonysam - 8/28/2014 8:24 AM
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Mieras is full of s***, typical of WCSD administrators. He has NO case whatsoever. He's angling for a bigger pension or settlement agreement so he can retire in comfort. We will never hear "more" of these "improper" actions of Martinez and Drake because THEY DIDN'T HAPPEN. ALL of that stuff comes out in discovery, and that is confidential. This ain't going to trial, folks. Mieras is an entitled, entrenched bums called administrators, one of many in that filthy district. There are more of them who should get fired.

TheGumption - 8/28/2014 8:14 AM
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If there were "illegal" activities why aren't there any criminal charges filed against Martinez? Actions may have been inappropriate in the view of Mieras but that term is often subjective. Besides, how often do you hear a terminated person say it was because of inappropriate actions of his employer? All the time. I wish the filing provided more detail about these inappropriate actions. I'm sure we'll hear more about them and when we do, I hope people step back to vet them rather than jump to the conclusion that they must be true because Mieras said so. I've always held that if Mieras' firing was done outside of the terms of his contract or illegally, then he, like Martinez, has every right in the world to challenge it. I just find it rather suspicious when a lawsuit for an action in June isn't even filed until the end of August given such clear "illegal and inappropriate" activity. Unfortunately, the only winners in these types of lawsuits are the attorney's who get paid win or lose.

Dogboy - 8/27/2014 6:11 PM
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45 days from having his 20 years in the pers system. Nice Pedro, real nice. "We are moving in a new direction". Bull. What kind of loyalty will this bring? More important to the citizens and tax payers of Washoe county. How much is this debacle going to cost? Just deduct it from the kids futures. Sign me out as disgusted.

Paladin - 8/27/2014 10:37 AM
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Hey Localyoocal, I totally agree. Not everyone thinks Pedro is the "nice" guy or the victim in this. Only his biggest cheerleader and archenemy of the school board, Tonysam. There is a huge group of us who think Pedro is the problem.

Paladin - 8/27/2014 10:34 AM
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ALRIGHT! This is starting to get interesting. I think everyone knew that Mieras' firing by Martinez was a personal vendetta. Mieras had been an exemplary police chief for years. I'm betting when the truth comes out, Martinez was trying to bury him and any secrets Mieras knew about improper if not illegal activities. If the school board knew about it, then they were trying to cut their losses and get rid of Martinez, but did it poorly. What a tangled web they have woven. Sounds like Mieras should have whistleblower protections.

Localyoocal - 8/27/2014 10:33 AM
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As the plot thickens. Maybe Pedro isn't the "nice" guy he tries to get everyone to believe he is?
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