Thu. 12:30pm: Arbitrator upholds Warren officer’s termination

WARREN – An arbitrator ruled today that a city police officer fired in December will not get his job back.

Arbitrator Mark I. Lurie has determined that Jeffrey Miller, a 17-year police veteran, was justly fired Dec. 5 after he skipped a probation violation hearing on a reckless operation conviction that stemmed from a drunken driving arrest and was jailed for five days.

Miller argued he was never told about the hearing and police union attorneys argued it was the first official disciplinary action taken against him.

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