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Officer fired for inappropriate behavior

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio (AP) - A 13-year veteran police officer in the Akron suburb of Cuyahoga Falls was fired Thursday for behavior that included exhibiting pornographic material.

Sgt. Thomas Coffman, 38, was terminated for 11 conduct violations, including breaking the city's sexual harassment policy, police Capt. John Conley said.

Conley said Coffman used profane and vulgar language, used the city's computer to access inappropriate Web sites and showed pornographic images to people on his shift.

Coffman, who could not be reached for comment, has the right to an appeal under the police union's collective bargaining agreement.

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