In 2000, several disabled Miami police officers sued the city in federal court, claiming it discriminated against them by preventing them from working off-duty security jobs for private events. These jobs were lucrative because officers received additional pay on top of their salaries.

In March 2003, Sgt. Juan Aguirre testified at that trial under subpoena. Aguirre, who was not disabled but was called in as a fact witness, worked in the off-duty office and had been a member of the police department since 1981.

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