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Barker's firing upheld

Andy Ouriel • Jul 22, 2013 at 9:30 PM

An arbitrator recently justified a Dec. 1 decision when Perkins Township officials fired a police officer after she allegedly tried showing up to work with a gun while intoxicated.

What it means: Former Perkins police Officer Kate Barker can't return to the force. 

An independent, third-party judge upheld a unanimous township trustee 3-0 vote to terminate Barker. Union members affiliated with the Fraternal Order of Police appealed this decision on Barker's behalf.

Pick up Tuesday's Register or subscribe to the e-Paper by clicking here to read an analysis of what the arbitrator's ruling means.

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