the police officer involved in a controversial traffic stop
Meanwhile, Harless remains on paid medical leave even after running out of sick days. Other officers donated part of their sick time,
The contract clause has existed for “quite a while,” he said, noting that officers have donated time off in the past to an officer who has a serious and extended illness.
video footage shows Harless berating a man he pulled over
Canton Police Patrolmen’s Association asked for an indefinite extension of the disciplinary hearing.
In a previous letter to Ream, the union president had said due to post-traumatic stress disorder, Harless could not assist in his defense or participate in the hearing.
He "developed" it when it looked like he might get fired and lose his pension...I'm still a little confused here, so I home someone will help me out.
Exactly when did Ofc. Harless develop PTSD?
Did he have it before being hired, and if so why was someone with PTSD hired for a traumatic, stressful job?
Did he develop it while on the job? What traumatic, stressful event did he suffer? From the video evidence it would appear he was on the 'giving' end of stress, not the receiving end.
He "developed" it when it looked like he might get fired and lose his pension...
The "PTSD" is nothing but a scam to allow him to keep his pension (and tax free to boot) even if Canton can't afford to let him keep working as a cop.I read somewhere that he is claiming he thought he was going to be shot during the traffic stop and that he is suffering from severe emotional distress....Riiiiiiiiiiight....
Clearly he hasn't seen his own video.
The place to check would be the OFCC forums.Meanwhile, I am told that William Bartlett, the victim of Harless's bad temper/behavior, has yet to get back his firearm from the city of Canton. He was acquitted everything but the traffic offense, after all, so why the continued poor treatment from that odious city?
The incident was reviewed by an outside prosecutor who concluded Harless’ actions weren’t serious enough to warrant criminal charges.