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Georgia police officer fired for violating employment rules

January 25, 2019

RINCON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police officer has been fired for “violations of explicit employment standards.”

Rincon police Chief Mark Gerbino says Jose Ramirez was fired following an internal investigation that found he violated the city’s employment standards and the police department’s operating procedures. Gerbino says Ramirez’s personnel file may be made available if the termination is appealed.

The city council amended the gross misconduct and appeals section of its personnel policy manual just before Ramirez’s firing. It’s unclear if the two events are connected.

The Savannah Morning News reported last week that Ramirez was the interim chief for three months last year when the then-chief resigned to start a business. Ramirez initially said he wanted the role permanently but then withdrew his name from consideration. Gerbino was later chosen for the role.

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Information from: Savannah Morning News, http://www.savannahnow.com

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