“I fully support the legalization of marijuana in Ohio,” the message attributed to Reinheimer said. “This button was given to me today before our Police Department’s auction. I proudly wore it on my uniform jacket for the whole auction to show my support. I took this pic (sic) today with my badge to let those who support legalization and to my fellow LEOs (sic) that we all need to stand together in support of a fair and open legalization measure that will provide the best opportunities to the citizens of Ohio. Divided we stand…..Together we RISE (sic).”
That openness may have been his ultimate undoing. This week, the city's Civil Service Commission upheld Reinheimer's firing. The officer, who had been with the department since October 1999, couldn't mount an effective appeal in part because he didn't challenge the testimony lobbied against him, the Chronicle-Telegram reports.
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