Stephen Befort ’74

Professor of Law Emeritus

Prof. Befort Interviewed for Star Tribune Article on Arbitration of Police Misconduct Discipline Cases

Professor Stephen Befort was interviewed for a Star Tribune article entitled, “Richfield Finds It's Hard to Fire a Cop.” Professor Befort described an empirical study of labor arbitration cases that he co-authored in book form with Professors Laura Cooper and Mario Bognanno. The study found that employers won a slight majority of these cases, with the remaining decisions almost evenly divided between union wins and split outcomes. He also reported on an article published in 2016 by Tyler Adams (’17), which found very similar results in a nationwide examination of published police misconduct arbitration decisions.