GREENFIELD — An ousted police officer who sued the city in hopes of getting his job back will not be rejoining the police department, a judge has ruled.
Special Judge Daniel Pfleging, who reviewed the case, declined to award a new termination hearing to Tony Neumeister, a patrolman who was fired for selling a handgun to the wife of a convicted felon and using a police database for personal business.
The judge ruled that the termination hearing conducted by the Board of Works and Public Safety in December 2011 was handled fairly, and “… there was clearly a substantial amount of evidence supporting the board’s decision.”
Neumeister had hoped to be granted a new hearing, arguing that several members of the board were biased against him. The judge found no basis for that, according to the 24-page rule filed this week.