Is a police officer's refusal to submit a false report activity protected by the First Amendment?

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which sits in New York, recently answered this question "yes" in the case, Jackler v. Byrne, No 10-5089.

First Amendment protected speech cases for public employees were greatly complicated by the Supreme Court's 2006 decision in a case known as Garcetti v. Ceballos and require close and careful analysis.

You can read more about the Jackson v. Byrne decision at Robert Abell's Kentucky Employment Law Blog.