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.