Cop fired for urinating on colleague takes case to Appeals court
An Edmonton police officer trying to get his job back after urinating on a fellow officer had his case heard by the province’s highest court today.
Const. Rob Furlong was fired in last year following his actions at a police training conference in fall of 2011.
Furlong was extremely intoxicated and was trying to convince another officer to join him for more drinks.
When the officer refused, Furlong urinated on him.
The constable was fired from the city police after pleading guilty to discreditable conduct.
Furlong appealed the firing with the Law Enforcement Review Board, which agreed that the punishment was too severe.
Edmonton police chief Rod Knecht brought the case before the Alberta Court of Appeals, believing Furlong is no longer fit to be an officer.
The three-judge court has reserved its decision.