Seattle Parking Officer Fired Over Lynching Comment Gets His Job Back

A Seattle parking enforcement officer who was fired for making a comment endorsing lynching will keep his job after being reinstated by an arbitrator.

Why it matters: Jonathan Skeie’s reinstatement shows how police discipline doesn’t always stick.

Even when departments fire or suspend employees for making racist comments or abusing authority, officers can get their punishment overturned by appealing to private arbitrators.

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