Court agrees with summary disposition of Whistleblower claim
In Mark v. City of Flint, a panel of the Court of Appeals upheld the trial judge's grant of summary disposition to the City. Mark, a patrol officer, had argued that he was wrongly terminated after phoning the State Police to report an altercation and asking for an internal investigation. Eight months later he was fired; the City claimed he was fired because he stopped to deliver fast food to his girlfriend on the way to a 911 dispatch. The Court held that the police chief had complete discretion in disciplining Mark, and that the timing of his termination, with regard to the altercation report, was mere coincidence.