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Peace Officer Termination Appeal (2022) –Defeated a police corporal’s appeal of his termination from employment. The male corporal had a long-term, off-duty affair with a female corporal. He was terminated due to threats of violence and harassment toward the female corporal and a deputy. The male corporal alleged his termination was disparate treatment because the female corporal was not also disciplined. The hearing officer found that there was no evidence of disparate treatment, and that even if there was, the threats were properly punishable by termination of employment.
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