Panel Reinstates Florida Officer Fired For Appearing In Gay Porn Film

MIAMI —A state panel has ruled in favor of a Hollywood (Fla.) PD officer who was fired, when his department learned he had appeared in a gay porn film in the early 1990s, the Miami Herald reports.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement panel ruled Officer Mike Verdugo, 36, could keep his certification as a peace officer. The panel also ruled he must be placed on probationary status and take a state-approved ethics training course.

The department fired Verdugo a year ago for failure to disclosing prior employment.

Read the full story at MiamiHerald.com.

 

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