Akron Police Officer Could Be Fired f...

Akron Police Officer Could Be Fired for Living Outside City

There are 19 comments on the WHLO-AM Akron story from Nov 17, 2008, titled Akron Police Officer Could Be Fired for Living Outside City. In it, WHLO-AM Akron reports that:

An Akron police officer is appealing his firing, claiming he really does live inside the city despite owning property in Portage County.

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“I'm as Mad as Hell...”

Since: Mar 07

Your Neighbor & Friend

#1 Nov 18, 2008
Another reason for Recall Season.

Since: Mar 07

Tulsa, OK

#2 Nov 18, 2008
Yup, the city hall hero makes up the rules as he goes along.

There is not today, or has there ever been, a written policy on what constitutes residency for the city of Akron.

Since: Jun 08

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#3 Nov 18, 2008
The rule was in place before the dumbazz took the job. If you don't like the rules an employer has, either don't take the job or resign yourself to following them until you can get them changed. Anybody who fails to follow the rules of employment need to sprout some backbone and accept the consequences of THEIR actions.

This guy needs to be fired pronto. He is just another shining example of the typical bad cop who thinks the rules apply to everyone but themselves.
City Worker

Dayton, OH

#4 Nov 18, 2008
Question Authority wrote:
The rule was in place before the dumbazz took the job. If you don't like the rules an employer has, either don't take the job or resign yourself to following them until you can get them changed. Anybody who fails to follow the rules of employment need to sprout some backbone and accept the consequences of THEIR actions.
This guy needs to be fired pronto. He is just another shining example of the typical bad cop who thinks the rules apply to everyone but themselves.
Without even discussing the state of Ohio tossing the residency rules, and the demerits of such a rule, the issue here is where the the officer actually resides. One's "residence" is a concept very open to debate. If you live 6 months in New York City and 6 months in Boston, don't vote or own a car---which city is your legal residence? In other words, just because you own property in Portage County doesn't mean you live there.

Since: Jun 08

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#5 Nov 18, 2008
City Worker wrote:
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Without even discussing the state of Ohio tossing the residency rules, and the demerits of such a rule, the issue here is where the the officer actually resides. One's "residence" is a concept very open to debate. If you live 6 months in New York City and 6 months in Boston, don't vote or own a car---which city is your legal residence? In other words, just because you own property in Portage County doesn't mean you live there.
He lives with his sister and her husband instead of his girlfriend, yeah right.

Get a clue.

Since: Mar 07

Tulsa, OK

#6 Nov 19, 2008
Question Authority wrote:
The rule was in place before the dumbazz took the job. If you don't like the rules an employer has, either don't take the job or resign yourself to following them until you can get them changed. Anybody who fails to follow the rules of employment need to sprout some backbone and accept the consequences of THEIR actions.
This guy needs to be fired pronto. He is just another shining example of the typical bad cop who thinks the rules apply to everyone but themselves.
Do try to keep up. He was council president when the rule was enacted. He had everythin' to do with the passage of the rule.

Since then, he became mayor. And as mayor, he has never established a written policy of what constitutes residency.

As I mentioned before, he makes it up as he goes along.

It looks as iff'n y'alls issue is with law enforcement, not where the fella lives.
City Worker

Dayton, OH

#7 Nov 19, 2008
Question Authority wrote:
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He lives with his sister and her husband instead of his girlfriend, yeah right.
Get a clue.
It all comes down, to sorta quote one of our best presidents, to exactly what you mean by the word "lives". One can spend a lot of time with a girlfriend, but "live" elsewhere.
Average Jane

Marengo, OH

#8 Nov 19, 2008
those not affected by this "rule" clearly have no right to judge. Because unlike those affected, YOU have the right to move your children to a better school district,& YOU have the right to move out of the "blighteed" neighborhoods.Let them men and women who protect our streets, and risk their lives for our community choose where they want to raise their families. Yes it is a rule that was in place prior to being hired and they all know that they must reside in the city,howeverit is basic rights people.. Lets not get confused.

Since: Jun 08

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#9 Nov 19, 2008
Betamax wrote:
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Do try to keep up. He was council president when the rule was enacted. He had everythin' to do with the passage of the rule.
Since then, he became mayor. And as mayor, he has never established a written policy of what constitutes residency.
As I mentioned before, he makes it up as he goes along.
It looks as iff'n y'alls issue is with law enforcement, not where the fella lives.
How freaking stupid are you? I'm talking about the cop not the mayor.

You are partly right, I do have a huge problem with cops that think rules are for everyone but themselves. Seen it far too many times in my lifetime.

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#10 Nov 19, 2008
City Worker wrote:
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It all comes down, to sorta quote one of our best presidents, to exactly what you mean by the word "lives". One can spend a lot of time with a girlfriend, but "live" elsewhere.
So if I follow your line of thinking, the cop is sleeping with his sister and her husband?

TMI

;)
ehh

United States

#11 Nov 19, 2008
Question Authority wrote:
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How freaking stupid are you? I'm talking about the cop not the mayor.
You are partly right, I do have a huge problem with cops that think rules are for everyone but themselves. Seen it far too many times in my lifetime.
The rule - OH state law - says that residency requirements are illegal.

“I'm as Mad as Hell...”

Since: Mar 07

Your Neighbor & Friend

#12 Nov 19, 2008
Question Authority wrote:
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So if I follow your line of thinking, the cop is sleeping with his sister and her husband?
TMI
;)
You got him wrong, sailor. This is Akron, not Barbertucky.
hunky77

Akron, OH

#13 Nov 19, 2008
Question Authority wrote:
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So if I follow your line of thinking, the cop is sleeping with his sister and her husband?
TMI
;)
Not unheard of. They been on jerry springer I hear.
I would never lower myself to such a sick show.

Since: Mar 07

Tulsa, OK

#15 Nov 22, 2008
Question Authority wrote:
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How freaking stupid are you? I'm talking about the cop not the mayor.
You are partly right, I do have a huge problem with cops that think rules are for everyone but themselves. Seen it far too many times in my lifetime.
Hmmm, I think y'alls problems transcend y'alls history of bein' in trouble with the law.

No matter, y'alls stoopidity aside, since the city doesn't have a written policy of what constitutes residency, then the officer hasn't broken any rules.

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#16 Nov 22, 2008
Betamax wrote:
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Hmmm, I think y'alls problems transcend y'alls history of bein' in trouble with the law.
No matter, y'alls stoopidity aside, since the city doesn't have a written policy of what constitutes residency, then the officer hasn't broken any rules.
Coming from someone who talks like an uneducated hick and thinks she is being cute, it's laughable you call someone else stupid.

ANYBODY who fails to follow the rules their employer has in place cannot complain about the consequences when they get caught.

Cops aren't above the law and due to the nature of their profession, they should be held to a MUCH higher standard of conduct than the general public.

“How I suffered for my sanity”

Since: Oct 08

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#17 Nov 22, 2008
Question Authority wrote:
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Coming from someone who talks like an uneducated hick and thinks she is being cute, it's laughable you call someone else stupid.
ANYBODY who fails to follow the rules their employer has in place cannot complain about the consequences when they get caught.
Cops aren't above the law and due to the nature of their profession, they should be held to a MUCH higher standard of conduct than the general public.
Is Betamax a she? Say it isn't so!
welll

United States

#18 Nov 22, 2008
Question Authority wrote:
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Coming from someone who talks like an uneducated hick and thinks she is being cute, it's laughable you call someone else stupid.
ANYBODY who fails to follow the rules their employer has in place cannot complain about the consequences when they get caught.
Cops aren't above the law and due to the nature of their profession, they should be held to a MUCH higher standard of conduct than the general public.
But what if the rule the employer has in place is in direct conflict with state law? Then it's not so simple.

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#19 Nov 22, 2008
welll wrote:
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But what if the rule the employer has in place is in direct conflict with state law? Then it's not so simple.
It is simple, get the rule changed BEFORE you choose to disobey it. Failing to follow your employers rules only subjects you to disciplinary action.

welll

United States

#20 Nov 23, 2008
Question Authority wrote:
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It is simple, get the rule changed BEFORE you choose to disobey it. Failing to follow your employers rules only subjects you to disciplinary action.
The law DID get changed before he chose to disobey it, if that's what he really did.

If a company has a policy in place, and the law changes to make that policy illegal - that policy is done. State law supersedes any company policy.

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