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Council backs firing of injured cop

3 years 2 months 5 days ago Tuesday, August 12 2014 Aug 12, 2014 August 12, 2014 6:23 AM August 12, 2014 in The Investigative Unit
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

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.

The Investigative Unit first reported on this story last week.
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