A Compton cop’s bum knee does not entitle the officer to a special accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Second District Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday. The opinion is one of the first from a California court to follow tougher ADA coverage guidelines set forth by the U.S. Supreme Court in June.

Applying the stricter disability definition to Real v. City of Compton, 99 C.D.O.S. 6338, the state panel held that officer James Real, while unable to fulfill his duties as a patrolman, was not limited in the major life activity of work.

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