Cop Fired After Three Arrests in Two Years

Everybody deserves a third chance


A city police officer arrested and placed in Mahoning County jail last month for failing to comply with terms of his probation was fired Wednesday.

Officer Jeffery Miller was arrested on a Nov. 13 bench warrant after he failed to comply with a March 20 court order that required him to attend a 28-day alcohol program and undergo alcohol / drug counseling.

In a letter to Miller, police Chief Timothy Bowers said Miller had failed his oath of office by violating, instead of upholding, the law; failed to uphold the department's ethics policies; and was absent without leave from from Nov. 17 to 20 due to his arrest.