Maybe even at his old job.
Fired Canton officer Daniel Harless wins back his job
CANTON — Fired police officer Daniel Harless could get his job back if he gets medical clearance to return to work.
An arbitrator hearing Harless’ appeal ruled in the former patrolman’s favor. The 15-page ruling was dated Saturday and released by the city Wednesday.Yep. Go read the whole thing. Apparently cops ARE allowed to threaten to murder citizens without cause in OH, because that's exactly the rationale used behind giving Roid boy his job back. Apparently the Canton, OH police force was not justified in releasing Harless, as his conduct was not out of line according to the union, which stated “officers who have physically mistreated people have not been discharged.”
Thin blue line, anyone?
The union argues that the man Harless was accused of threatening was "belated" in mentioning his permit - which is complete and utter BS to anyone that watched the dash cam video. He tried - numerous times - but was repeatedly told to keep quiet. Whether or not he was in a high crime area or not is completely irrelevant - the video clearly shows he was posing no danger to Harless or his partner (who was searching the car with unrestrained and uncontrolled occupants; not exactly the best policework I've ever seen).
Now, judging from the tone of the article, it doesn't seem like Harless is going back on the beat, and we can thank heavens for small favors. The bigger issue, though, is that the police union feels it is completely acceptable for an officer to threaten to murder someone who has committed no crime - and that this is commonplace and other officers have not even been disciplined for it. Is it that commonplace for police officers to threaten to kill people at random? Is this the new tone?
I don't know what it means, but I don't think it means anything good.
That is all.