CPD cadet fired

CPD cadet fired

Cleveland Police Union President Steve Loomis confirmed Tuesday that Cadet Brandon Smith was fired.

Smith was not allowed to graduate from the academy at the last minute, after news of an incident during a 2012 traffic stop while he was on the East Cleveland Police force.

Smith resigned from the East Cleveland Police Department after shooting up a car during that stop.

He did not face any criminal charges but was served with a civil lawsuit.

The Cleveland Police Union plans to dispute today's action.

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