- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 19, 2016

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A northeast Ohio city has agreed to pay a longtime police officer $30,000 after he claimed that the chief demoted him in retaliation for writing about use-of-force cases in the union’s newsletter.

Cleveland.com reports (https://bit.ly/1ZrxXp1 ) Akron has agreed to pay Officer Kevin Davis and the police union. Chief James Nice also reinstated Davis in the department’s training division and apologized for improperly demoting him.

Nice says in a letter that he regrets the decision.

Davis says Nice’s apology and acknowledgement that the demotion was unfair meant more than the money.

The demotion stemmed from an article the 26-year police veteran wrote for the union’s newsletter about use-of-force by officers and what he believes are inadequate resources for training officers.

Nice didn’t respond to a request for comment.


Information from: cleveland.com, https://www.cleveland.com

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