Cop firing reversed
Nick Todaro, [email protected]
City commissioners reversed the March firing of a police officer for improper use of force Monday night, opting to rehire him so he could resign.
Jeff Aaron was fired March 8 after an internal investigation into a Feb. 11 traffic stop incident. Chief John Erisman and Lt. Ron Roark, who oversaw the internal investigation, judged Aaron to have misused force in subduing a suspect after a foot chase by “stomping” or “standing” on the back of his neck. It was Erisman’s first firing in five years as chief for a use of force incident.