Friday, May 29, 2009
[OH] Deputy Kirk, who assaulted his wife, is fired. It appears to be a commendable, swift decision, but sad too.
...[Clinton County Sheriff Ralph] Fizer said Kirk's case was handled like all other such cases for anyone else. "He was given due process. Our officers are held to higher standards," he said. "They have a Code of Ethics they are held to"...
This sheriff doesn't play. The article of the abuse and arrest was only three days ago, and already the investigation is done enough to know what they wanted to do.
[OH] Deputy Chris Kirk attacks, injures his wife, and was bailed out the next day - She suffered bruises to her arms and back. Kirk was held in jail for one night, and then released on $2500 bond after a court appearance. Kirk is on administrative leave pending the outcome of a report from a disciplinary hearing officer...
SHERIFF'S DEPUTY CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Rose Cooper, County Editor
5/29/2009 12:35:00 AM
[Excerpts] A Clinton County sheriff's deputy, who was recently charged with domestic violence for allegedly attacking his wife, was fired Wednesday following an internal investigation and a disciplinary hearing. Chris Kirk was arrested May 13 after his wife, Misty Kirk, filed domestic violence charges with the sheriff's office, said Clinton County Sheriff Ralph D. Fizer Jr. Fizer said Kirk's wife suffered visible injuries during an altercation on May 11. She had bruises to her arms and back... A temporary protection order was also filed. The domestic violence case is still pending in court, Fizer said... Kirk was immediately placed on administrative leave pending the disciplinary hearing and the internal investigation conducted by Lt. Brian Edwards, chief detective with the sheriff's office. Fizer said John Hosler, director of Clinton County Job & Family Services, was appointed disciplinary hearing officer. During the May 20 hearing, Fizer said Kirk could call witnesses on his behalf... "He does have a right to appeal. He has 10 days to file with the State of Ohio Personnel Board of Review in Columbus" Fizer said Kirk's case was handled like all other such cases for anyone else. "He was given due process. Our officers are held to higher standards," he said. "They have a Code of Ethics they are held to"... Kirk received the American Red Cross Hero award in March for rescuing two boys who were trapped in raging creek waters last year. [Full article here]
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