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Melvin_Depo

Melvin_Depo

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INTHESUPERIORCOURTOFTHESTATEOFARIZONAINANDFORTHECOUNTYOFPINALMARTINMCDONALD,amarried
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man,
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Plaintiff,
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vs.
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CV2010-00775
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CITYOFMARICOPA;andROGER
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KOLMAN,
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Defendants.
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DEPOSITIONOFPATRICKR.MELVINJanuary5,2011Phoenix,Arizona8:59a.m.PREPAREDFOR:
MS.
CLAIRW.LANEATTORNEYATLAW
Otivna«
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2800N.Central,Ste.150Phoenix,Arizona85004(602)485-14881-866-485-1444
(COpY)REPORTEDBY:MaryDavis,RPRArizonaCCRNo.50271
 
PatrickMelvin1/5/2011
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DEPOSITIONOFPATRICKR.MELVIN,
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PATRICKR.MELVIN,
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takenonJanuary5,2011,commencingat8:59a.m.,at
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TheDoyleFinn,P.C.,1313E.OsbornRoad,Suite100,
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Phoenix,Arizona,beforeMARYDAVIS,aCertified
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ReporterintheStateofArizona.
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COUNSELAPPEARING:
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awitnessherein,havingbeenfirstdulyswornbythe
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CertifiedReportertospeakthetruthandnothingbut
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thetruth,wasexaminedandtestifiedasfollows:
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EXAMINATION
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BYMR.LANE:
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Q.Stateyournamefortherecord,please.
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A.MynameisPatrickR.Melvin,Mse-l-v-i-n.
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Q.Mr.Melvin,haveyoueverhadyourdeposition
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takenbefore?
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A.Yes,Ihave.
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Q.
SOyouunderstandthatI'mgoingtoaskyoua
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seriesofquestionstogetyoursideofthecaseinthe
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caseinvolvingMr.McDonaldandtheCityofMaricopa.
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Correct?
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A.Yes,sir,that'scorrect.
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Q.Youunderstandthatyouranswersshouldbe
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"yes,""no,"notnodsofthehead,thingsofthat
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nature,orashrugoftheshoulder.Youunderstand
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that?
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CLAIRWILLIAMLANE,LTDMr.ClairWLaneOneWestEihot,Suite106Tempe,Arizona~5484AttorneystorPlaintiff
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THEDOYLEFIRMP.C.Mr.William
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AttornevsforDeferidanisCityofMaricopaandKormanFITZGroBONSLAWOFFICES,P.L.C.Mr.DentsM.FItzgibbons1]15E.CottonwoodLane"Suite150CasaGrande,Arizona851.::2CItyattorneyforMancopa
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ALSOPRESENT:
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A.
Yes,sir.Q.AndyouunderstandifIaskyouaquestion,
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MartinMcDonald
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I'llassumeyouunderstooditandI'llrelyonyour
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answer.Ifthere'sanythingaboutmyquestionthat's
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INDEXPage3Page5
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confusingoryoudon'tunderstand
it,
justtellmeand
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I'llrephrase.Isthatfair?
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A.
That'scorrect.Thatisfair.
Q.
Anytimeyouwanttostopandconsultwith
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EXAMINATION
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WITNESS
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PATRICKR.MELVIN
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EXAMINATIONBYMR.LANEPAGE
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counsel,you'reentitledtodothat.Okay?
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A.
Thankyou.
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Q.Whatisyourpresentposition?
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A.Iampresentlyanassistantcitymanagerwith
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theCityofMaricopa.
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Q.
Andhowlonghaveyoubeeninthatposition?
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A.
SinceJulyof201O.
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Q.Wereyouoncethepolicechiefor"topcop"in
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Maricopa?
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A.Yes,sir.
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Q.Andwhenwasthat?
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A.Thatstartedin--IwasnamedinSeptemberof
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'06andthatwentofficiallyuntilJune30thof2009.
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Q.
Andwhatpositionwereyou--wasitstillthe
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samepositionin2009?
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A.No.Yesandno.Iwasstillofficiallythe
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policechief;however,Iwasalsothepublicsafety
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directorandinterimfirechief.
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Q.Okay.Isthatwhenthemergerofthefire
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departmenttookplaceforashortperiodoftime?
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ThathappenedinFebruaryof2008.
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