MEDFORD, Ore--Oregon State Police Trooper Cory Sweet is among nine officers, a police union and the Klamath Falls Kingsley (Field) Fire Fighters Union (KFFA) who are suing Governor Kate Brown on the notion that her Executive Order Number 21-29 is a coronavirus vaccine mandate that is unenforceable because it conflicts with Oregon statutes and would result in a common law wrongful discharge of the Plaintiffs.
Sweet, the KFFA and eight other first responders claim the Executive Order conflicts with the United States Constitution’s guarantee of free expression, and with the guarantee of equal protection, free exercise, and due process.
Last week the KFFA responded to Gov. Kate Brown's vaccine mandate saying, "We here at IAFF Local 3340 strongly stand in agreement with not only our sisters and brothers, but all public service employees that believe in the individual’s right to choose,'” in an August 29 statement.
NewsWatch 12 has reached out to Cory Sweet for comment, but we have not received a response back.
The lawsuit was filed Friday, September 3.
According to the lawsuit, the Plaintiffs are seeking a declaratory judgment regarding their rights and responsibilities to make medical decisions for themselves under Oregon common law, the Oregon Revised Statute, the Constitution of the State of Oregon, and the Constitution of the United States.
Plaintiffs are also seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to enjoin enforcement of the Governor’s order after providing the Defendants with the notice.
Here is a link to that lawsuit.