WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) - A police union says an Ohio deputy who was charged in two separate fatal shootings and fired has been reinstated, though the sheriff calls it a procedural issue and says the officer won’t be returned to duty.
Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader tells The Columbus Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1RCBUYy) he has no intention of paying Joel Jenkins again and would never consider letting him return to duty.
Authorities say Jenkins turned himself in earlier this month after the former Pike County deputy was indicted on charges in an on-duty killing involving a fleeing driver and in an off-duty fatal shooting of Jenkins’ neighbor earlier this month. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Reader put Jenkins on administrative leave the day after the second shooting and later fired him.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, https://www.dispatch.com
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