Firing Recommended Following Internal Investigation of Cleveland PD Lieutenant
UPDATE: On Monday, August 25th, the Cleveland City Council voted to put Lt. Steve Tyson back on the job. Read the latest here.
The Cleveland Police Department completed an Internal Affairs investigation of Lt. Steve Tyson. Spokesperson Evie West said the findings revealed Tyson violated three policies:
Policy 5-A Alcohol, Narcotics and Drugs, Subsection 4 (Use of Prescribed or OTC Drugs while on Duty or During Training),
Policy 5-A Alcohol, Narcotics and Drugs, Subsection 6 (Reporting for Duty or on Duty While Intoxicated)
and Policy 5-II Unlawful Conduct Offenses, Subsection 1 (Commission of Misdemeanor).
West says in accordance with departmental policy, a recommendation for Tyson's firing has been turned over to the City Manager. Tyson has two working days to appeal the decision.
According to the Cleveland Daily Banner, Tyson has already filed that appeal.
West said the findings have also been forwarded to the District Attorney's Office to review for criminal charges or order a criminal investigation. It will be at the discretion of the District Attorney's Office whether or not to pursue criminal charges.
AGAIN: Lt. Tyson has now been reinstated. Details here.Firing Recommended Following Internal Investigation of Cleveland PD Lieutenant
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