For Police Officers


McCauley & Roach, LLC is among the few law firms with extensive experience representing police officers and police unions in the unique and comprehensive legal challenges they encounter every day.  As a consequence, we are approved by the National Fraternal Order of Police Legal Plan, Inc. as Plan Attorneys.


In addition to the types of cases described on our Practice Areas page, our lawyers have proudly represented police officers in scores of arbitration and administrative hearings, hundreds of internal affairs investigations, and numerous officer involved shootings.  We regularly advise police officers in such matters as:

  • Internal Affairs Investigations
  • Grievance Procedures
  • Arbitrations
  • Administrative Hearings
  • Garrity Issues
  • Brady/Giglio Issues
  • Use of Force
  • Officer Involved Shootings
  • Defense of 1983 civil actions
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Fitness For Duty
  • Police Certification


We have prevailed in arbitration and other types of administrative hearings involving the following police-related allegations:

  • Excessive Force
  • Dishonesty
  • Insubordination
  • Vehicular Accidents
  • Vehicular Pursuits
  • Improper Computer Use
  • Going Home Early
  • Padding Pay/Stealing Time
  • Failure to Investigate
  • Neglect of Duty
  • Rudeness Complaints
  • Improper Police Procedure
  • Off-Duty Conduct
  • Sexual Harassment
  • “Furloughs”


We are also a leading firm with respect to the constitutional right of Missouri police officers to bargain collectively.  On that issue, we have:

  • Represented multiple police unions in demanding recognition for purposes of constitutional collective bargaining
  • Counseled police unions in the collection of “interest” cards
  • Counseled police unions in elections proceedings
  • Represented police unions in disputes over bargaining unit determinations, election procedures, and other preliminary matters
  • Filed lawsuits on behalf of police unions and officers seeking to enforce, expand, define, and protect the constitutional collective bargaining right
  • Negotiated several collective bargaining agreements on behalf of police unions