Sandusky ordered to rehire fired police officer

Arbitrator rules he was wrongfully terminated and is due back pay for time off
Andy Ouriel
Apr 19, 2013

Sandusky officials fired police Officer Todd Smith in April 2012 for allegedly exchanging nude photos with a supervisor’s wife via text messaging.

An arbitrator ruled Smith should be returned to the force and receive back pay for his out-of-work period.

Arbitrator Robert Stein’s report said the exchange of nude photos doesn’t violate city policy, nor did it stop Smith from fulfilling his police duties.

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Hoss McGee

I really don't understand Todd! His wife is a very beautiful lady. I mean why risk the chance of ruining you marriage with a very beautiful lady for a picture.

JohnDorian12

LOL Right Hoss, Im guessing Todd isnt real threatened by a "person" who hides his identity and calls him out on a blog lol.....you people are funny!! Those who come on here and challenge Steve or Todd in the privacy of their parents basement....easy to bad mouth someone when you dont have to say who you REALLY are...lol JA!!

grandmasgirl

How can anyone have respect for the man as an officer of the law if he will cheat on his buddies? The same goes for any man or woman who cheats on their spouse. If they will cheat the ones they supposedly love, then why should they care for the public? He may have gotten his job back, but getting back respect will take a long time.

sandusky2012

A COP PULLS YOU OVER FOR SPEEDING AND ASK YOU WHAT THE HURRY IS ....
I RESPOND I MUST GET HOME SOMEONE JUST SENT MY WIFE A PICTURE OF HIS *@#*! BY PHONE AND WAS WONDERING WHAT WAS GOING ON?

sandusky2012

I ALSO WONDER IF WE PRINT THE PICTURE OF HIS SMALL JEWELS HE WILL AUTOGRAPH IT? MAYBE THAT COULD BE HIS NEW COP CARD?

sandusky2012

what about moral turpitude?

happycamper01

"Stupid people ought to wears signs," says Bill Engvall. It is true. No one, especially a public servant, should have an affair with a coworker's spouse. Companies have rules against dating coworkers so does it seem right to date your coworker's spouse? Here's your sign... People who display such stupidity should not be allowed to carry a gun (or a badge). Stupid people should not be allowed to bear arms (now wouldn't that help in correcting the gun problem in this country) because as Ron White stated, "YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID."

Nemesis

Exactly - forget morality; the behavior of both officers shows a profound lack of judgement and common sense, both of which are critical requirements for people we send out heavily armed, with both guns and extraordinary power and authority, amongst the populace.

sandusky2012

I thought Ohio was an employment at will state?

SoldOnAcorns

Looks as though WhyRweHere & lor70 might be one these "professionals" little side dish's. FYI- Penicillin will take care of it :P

WhyRweHere

lol, you are such a moron im surprised you have the brain capacity to turn on your computer....I love how if someone comes on here and defends anyone, they MUST be a relative or a friend or a "Side Dish"?? People like you who post stuff on here, insults and your own narrow minded opinion really make me laugh, because you actually believe that your opinion matters to...well anyone really......and what is this symbol :P??? What are ya 12?? lol maybe lor70 does know him, but I just think he is a guy who made a stupid mistake brought on by the other guy, I DONT think he should lose his career over it....sounds to me like youre just wee bit jealous of anyone who may get a little more action than you get....

lor70

What's wrong with sticking up for a fellow human being? I've read so many people ready to crucify these two men for doing something that I bet some of you on here have done! Did you ever hear the saying "Ye without sin cast the first stone"? But to put your "perverted mind at ease"....I do know Todd and I am proud to know Todd.....but I am not one of his "side dishes" as you like to say! I am his sister and have never condoned his behavior! But I believe in giving people second chances! I have seen his struggles this past year and I have seen him become a better person! He deserves to have his job back so him and his family can put this behind them and move on with their lives!

entitled to my ...

lor70: Todd and his family need to stop reading the blogs. Most of the people who comment on here don't have a clue about what is really going on. But, they are entitled to their opinions, and for the most part, they will be negative. By you responding, you are just adding fuel to the fire. My advice to Todd would be to be thank-ful his wife, who is beautiful, is willing to stand by him. The next time, and knowing Todd there will be a next time, the opportunity arises for him to cheat on his wife, he remembers this past year and all the pain he has caused her and his children, and he keeps "it" zipped in his pants!!
I agree 100% he deserves a second chance, I just pray he changes his ways and thanks God for the opportunity!

SoldOnAcorns

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KURTje

Sandusky 2012, please explain your take on Moral Turpitude. I've asked that question before but get more confused by every lawyers interpretation.

pavedparadise

Hypothetical::

John Doe and Billy Bob work in a factory with 300 employees. John Doe has a flirtatious relation ship, and may lead to promiscuity, with Billy Bob's wife. Billy Bob finds out and threatens John Doe while at work. Do they get fired, reprimanded or separated to different work areas for something non-work related?

Common sense says they are both called into supervisions office separately and counseled or given time off(amount of time dependent upon severity) but not fired.

sandusky2012

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my oh my

but it's ok to make death threats with a firearm especially when done by a fellow officer. the good ole boy system remains in effect....

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