Atlanta Mayor Vows To Fire Any Firefighters Responsible For Racy Photo Shoot

ATLANTA, GA – Mayor Kasim Reed is vowing to fire any city employee who had a role in an embarrassing photo scandal in which an Atlanta fire station was used as a backdrop for escort advertisements. “We’re going to fully investigate it, get to the bottom of it, and fire the people involved,” Reed said […]

Union Won’t Help Firefighter Accused In Attack On Cabbie

SEATTLE — The Seattle firefighters’ union has dropped its support of former firefighter Scott Bullene in his effort to win his job back after being fired last year when he was charged with attacking homeless men. Scott Bullene, 46, was fired in August after he was charged with malicious harassment and assault, but was acquitted by […]

Off Duty ‘Rough Sex’ Leads To Officer’s Termination

Garry Murphy was a Richmond, Kentucky police officer. Several weeks before October 26, 2009, Sgt. James Rogers responded to a domestic violence call at the home of April McQueen. Following that incident, Rogers and McQueen began a sexual relationship. During the course of the relationship, McQueen told Rogers that she enjoyed “rough sex,” “being dominated,” […]

Officer’s Resignation Was Voluntary

Jessica Rademakers was a detective with the Lee County, Florida Sheriff’s Department. In May 2006, Rademakers attended a retirement party for a lieutenant. A captain complained that Rademakers had rubbed her breasts against another captain and had engaged in other “inappropriate physical contact” with the captain and a lieutenant. An internal investigation ensued. The investigation […]

Civil Service Appeals Get New Trials In Ohio

In October 2006, Michael Bryant was suspended by the Hamilton, Ohio Police Department for unbecoming conduct, untruthfulness, and insubordination. The internal affairs investigation which led to this sanction was conducted by Captain Joseph Murray, Lieutenant Scott Scrimizzi, and Sergeant Michael Waldeck. In early 2007, Murray received an unsolicited subscription to Cosmopolitan magazine along with a […]

Deputy Loses $500,000 Verdict, Wins Retrial

Jay MacKenzie was a deputy sheriff for Rockingham County, New Hampshire. While off duty on the evening of April 23, 2004, MacKenzie went to a bar with a fellow deputy, Christopher Stone. MacKenzie and Stone left the bar and, while in the parking lot, Stone stopped to urinate. A man, later identified as Anthony Kobelanz, […]

Officer Terminated For Misconduct, Not Drug Addiction

Bryan Witt was a police officer with the City of Lake Oswego, Oregon. In 2002, a departmental investigation found that Witt was present at a party where others were allegedly using illegal substances. A captain counseled Witt that he should be “wary of his associations since it could impact his career.” In 2005, the Department […]