Saturday, December 08, 2007

Cop in Taser Probe Fired for MySpace Pics

David Schoetz writes on ABC News:

An Ohio police officer whose decision to Taser a pregnant woman last month in the lobby of a police station triggered FBI and internal probes is out of a job before those investigations are even complete.

Michael Wilmer, a 29-year-old probationary officer with the Trotwood Police Department, was fired from the department for posting photos of evidence from police investigations on the Internet, according to Michael Etter, the town's head of public safety.

During the investigation into the Taser incident, officials discovered "items that are not consistent" with the standards of the local police department. Specifically, Wilmer had posted photos on his personal page on the social networking site MySpace that showed behavior the department considered unbecoming of an officer.

More here.


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