Accused plagiarist Matthew Whitaker wins arbitration case against City of Phoenix over police contract

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An arbitrator has found in favor of a controversial Arizona State University professor in his battle with the city of Phoenix over a training program for police officers.

The city sued Matthew C. Whitaker for breach of contract, fraud and negligent misrepresentation after he developed a training program for Phoenix police in 2015 that contained materials used by the Chicago Police Department.

The arbitrator found in favor of Whitaker on all counts, according to documents filed in Maricopa County Superior Court.

Whitaker faced accusations of plagiarism twice previously for work he published while a professor at ASU. Several months ago, he agreed to resign his tenured position with the university on May 17, 2017.

Whitaker's attorney, Jeffrey Silence, said he hopes the city does the right thing and "leaves Dr. Whitaker alone." ...

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