Suspended Cop Has Spent Eight Years in Court Trying to Get His Job Back; All He Needs to Do is Pass a Physical, Psychological Evaluation

not your bossbloomsberries/foter.comMichael Keslosky was suspended without pay from the police force in Old Forge, Pennsyvlania in June 2005 because his state certification was found to have expired in 1999. Keslosky has been fighting in court to be reinstated since then, arguing it was the city’s fault his certification expired and even that it actually expired in 2001, which would have given him more of a grace period. He’s taken the case to state court and federal court. Now, a state appellate court has upheld his conviction. Via the Times Tribune:

A three-member panel of the Commonwealth Court agreed evidence showed Mr. Keslosky's certification expired in 1999. The court said Mr. Keslosky's claim that the borough was responsible for the lapse is irrelevant as he would still be required to obtain the certification under any circumstance. The panel further noted Mr. Keslosky could "fix" the problem by seeking that recertification.

Mr. Keslosky said he had not seen the opinion and could not comment. His attorney, Scott Schermerhorn, did not return a phone message Tuesday.

Recertification would require Keslosky to take a physical and psychological exam. He’d rather sue to get his job back. That ought to be enough to disqualify him.

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  • Jordan||

    OT: I'm sitting in the auto-repair-shop lobby right now, and the TV is tuned to CNN so I'm forced to listen to President Teleprompter make shit up for an hour. God help me.

  • Jordan||

    Oh, and there is a ridiculously obese woman sitting behind him. I'm surprised Michelle isn't berating her.

  • Paul.||

    All the kids have these new things called Smartphones so you can distract yourself with something else if you don't like what the lobby TV has. Oh wait... you posted that from your...

  • Jordan||

    Yeah, I didn't bring headphones. Sigh.

  • Banjos||

    This always gets me by when I am in a tough situation.

  • Paul.||

    #7 is shopped. I am disappoint.

  • Banjos||

    I need to make #44 my new avatar.

    It will replace monocle owl...

  • Banjos||

    which replaced banjo cat.

  • ||

    OMG #15

  • Gess||

    So, which is it? Teleprompter or making shit up?

  • Jordan||

    You think those are mutually exclusive?

  • Brandybuck||

    Get up and change the channel to The View or something. Geez, stop whining.

  • Paul.||

    Has anyone ever noticed how public officials will really, really fight to get a job back? Regardless of where you fall on an issue, if you perceived your boss to have mistreated you, would you spend eight years suing to be able to work for him or her again? Man, the private sector must be really toxic the way these people fight. And I'm told they can earn so much more!

  • UnCivilServant||

    He was a cop, licence to abuse, shoot dogs and people without recrimination, the whole power trip thing.

    Where do you find a comperable private sector post?

  • Almanian!||

    Blackwater?

    Any cable provider? (infliction of pain with no gun - DASTARDLY!)

  • Paul.||

    George Zimmerman found one!

    *ducks*

  • sarcasmic||

    A public job is a job for life. Even if you're being mistreated, you still get a guaranteed paycheck for doing very little work, great benefits and predictable hours, not to mention a fat pension after a few decades. It's worth a little abuse.

  • Ted S.||

    Why do you hate our heroic first responders?

  • UnCivilServant||

    Because they're unheroic, rarely first, and have no duty to respond.

  • Ted S.||

    You do realize I was being sarcastic, right?

  • UnCivilServant||

    Nope - my sarcasm detector broke months ago.

  • Almanian!||

    As opposed to, say, GEORGE ZIMMERMAN
    *runs away*

  • Almanian!||

    OT: and IMPORTANT

    Fucking TV shows - how do they work? ICP to find out...they've got a new show starting tonight on "Fuse"...you've been warned.

    http://www.detroitnews.com/art.....dyssey=mod

  • Ted S.||

    I was going to watch the Gold Cup anyway.

    Sure, it's only CONCACAF, but it's still the beautiful game.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    SOCIETY OWES ME A GUN AND A BADGE AND IMMUNITY FROM THE CONSEQUENCES OF MY ACTIONS!

    Goatfucking Jesus on a trampoline, somebody should lure that shithead into the middle of an interstate highway with a trail of donut crumbs so he can be run over by a concrete truck.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    "He’d rather sue to get his job back. That ought to be enough to disqualify him."

    I wouldn't quite go that far. Going to court to vindicate your legal rights is a fundamental right - God bless America! I would rather say that we should reform the legal system so that public employees can't tie up the justice system for eight years.

  • Ed||

    My point was that if he's so worried about taking a physical and psych exam he's probably not qualified to be a cop. Maybe came out too snarky.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    OK, sorry I doubted you.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Michael Keslosky was suspended without pay from the police force in Old Forge, Pennsyvlania in June 2005 because his state certification was found to have expired in 1999. Keslosky has been fighting in court to be reinstated since then, arguing it was the city’s fault his certification expired and even that it actually expired in 2001, which would have given him more of a grace period.

    Wouldn't you struggle with all of your might to return to the honored ranks of the Warrior Caste? To stand above the lowly peasants and lord over them with firm hand?

    Once a member of the Warrior Caste, always a member.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Warrior Caste?

    I'd rather see him behind the counter at White Castle.

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