Reinstatment Ruling Expected For Cop Found Not Guilty Of Abuse

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – A ruling is expected to be made Monday about reinstating a police sergeant who was found not guilty of slapping his girlfriend.

According to an Associated Press report, Eugene Hlavac, 42, was fired after being charged with slapping his ex-girlfriend and dislocating her jaw.

He was found not guilty in April and an arbitration panel voted 2-1 to reinstate him.

A neutral arbiter and a union representative voted to reinstate Hlavac, while Deputy Chief Paul Donaldson voted against that.

Hlavac said his hand hit the 23-year-old woman’s face as he made a defensive motion to protect himself as she was punching him.

The hearing is expected to take place Monday afternoon.

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  • CopWatch

    Cops get away with anything… They are above the law.

  • Uggo

    He’s ugly….I’ve seen better heads on boils

  • Daniel

    This man was found NOT GUILTY. He deserves to be put back to work and paid for all his lost wages and benefits. Suspending him was correct, however when he was found not guilty he should have been put back to work. Let us support our men and women in blue.

    • One small voice

      He accidently dislocated her jaw with his defensive motion, wonder how much support you would have if it was your daughter os sister.

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