Arbitrator: Lorain Must Reinstate Officer In Stun Gun Case - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Arbitrator: Lorain Must Reinstate Officer In Stun Gun Case

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) - An arbitrator says the city of Lorain must
take back an officer fired amid accusations that he had used a stun
gun on a handcuffed prisoner.

The arbitrator has ruled that while Patrolman Daniel Bozsoki
engaged in serious misconduct, last fall's dismissal was too severe
a punishment.

Officials expect him to be back on the force within days.
Internal investigators had concluded that Bozsoki violated
department rules, including using unnecessary violence.

The police chief had said the officer acknowledged that he used his Taser on
Kalian Santiago last May to show he "meant business."

The city's police union appealed to the arbitrator.
Yesterday's ruling allows Boszoki to be fired again for any
rules infraction.

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