A police sergeant is suing after the city of Port Arthur refused to follow an arbitration award.

Shawn Perron filed a lawsuit Jan. 27 in the Jefferson County District Court against the city of Port Arthur. 

According to the complaint, Perron was indefinitely suspended from his job as sergeant in the Port Arthur Police Department.

The plaintiff states he appealed the suspension on April 10, and the appeal proceeded to arbitration. The arbitrator reduced Perron's indefinite suspension to a reprimand and 15 day suspension and awarded lost wages, benefits and an immediate reinstatement to Perron's former position, according to the complaint.

The plaintiff alleges that despite the arbitration, the city has failed and refused to award backpay and benefits to the plaintiff.

Perron is seeking for the court to confirm the arbitration award and award costs and fees.

He is being represented in the case by attorney Lance P. Bradley of McPherson, Hughes, Bradley, Wimberley, Steele & Chatelain LLP.

Jefferson County District Court Case No. B0195-176


This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Jefferson County District Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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