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Ariz. Cop Demoted Over Obama Picture Loses Reinstatement Bid

September 20, 2012  | 

A Peoria police sergeant, demoted after his Facebook post caught national attention in January, has found no reprieve in his appeal.

An independent hearing officer upheld the demotion and suspension of Pat Shearer, whose posting showed a local teen holding a shot-up T-shirt bearing the likeness of President Barack Obama.

City leaders maintained his actions embarrassed the Police Department and brought disrepute to the city.

Read the full Arizona Republic story.

Related:

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Tags: Peoria (Ariz.) PD, Barack Obama, Sergeants


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