Council backs firing of injured cop
WALKER - The city council here sided with the police chief and fired a police officer who was injured on the job.
The vote to oust Mark Ubas Monday will likely mean Ubas will sue. His lawyer believes the city did not follow the Family Medical Leave Act, or FMLA.
Ubas was hit by a car twice on two different occasions as he worked as a school resource officer in 2013. During that time he tore up his knee, which required surgery. Ubas was on workman's comp for a period of time and then light duty in accordance with doctor's orders.
The chief said Ubas did not perform his duties.
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