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Duxbury officer fired for working while out on disability

The Associated Press
6/18/03 7:42 AM


DUXBURY, Mass. (AP) -- A veteran Duxbury police officer, who the town manager said was collecting about $43,000 in disability pay at the same time he was working at his wife's Pembroke pizzeria, has been fired.

Scott Myers, a 20-year veteran of the force, received his $43,314 annual salary since he went on injury leave a year ago. He told Police Chief Mark DeLuca that he had injured his back while making an arrest.

After DeLuca asked Myers to return for light duty, including covering the front desk and answering the phone, three doctors who examined Myers reported that the officer has a disc injury, and was unable to perform the light duties.

In October, a private investigator hired by the police department videotaped Myers working at Capone's Pizza. The videotape was shown at a hearing in April.

Town Manager Rocco Longo fired Myers on Monday after two disciplinary hearings.

"He not only collected his town salary for a contrived injury, but mocked the public service he was evading by simultaneously doing similar duties for private financial gain," Longo wrote in a four-page decision.

Longo also said Myers requested numerous leaves of absences and abused his sick time while on the police force.

Myers' attorney, Douglas Louison, said his client obtained permission to work part-time at his wife's business long before he injured his back, and to date, the town has never withdrawn that permission.

Louison also said he has drafted an appeal to the Civil Service Commission, asking that Myers be reinstated and receive back pay.
 

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Myers' attorney, Douglas Louison, said his client obtained permission to work part-time at his wife's business long before he injured his back, and to date, the town has never withdrawn that permission.
My favorite part of the whole story. :L:

It may have been good for him to work parttime BEFORE the injury but comman sense says that if you can't work at a desk and answer phones, I dont think that you would be able to do the the things that were ont he video. :NO: Gotta love his attorney making that statement shows what type of person he is too. Talk about clueless. :stupid:
 

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Another screwball who got a police officer job and is abusing the system. No wonder why Joe Citizen hates us.
Hey Housingcop is this guy related to you??
 
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