BREAKING NEWS | Struthers mayor fires detective

STRUTHERS — Mayor Terry Stocker today fired a city police detective accused of misconduct.

Ray Greenwood, who has been on the force in several capacities since he began as a reserve officer in 1996, was fired because of an incident restraining a woman running toward a fire on May 26.

The woman claimed that Greenwood assaulted her.

In his termination letter, Stocker wrote that Greenwood is held to a higher standard because he is a police officer. The mayor also wrote that because of “the gravity surrounding untruthfulness in a police officer and the act of insubordination, as well as the multiple instances of behavior unbecoming a city police officer and the impact those behaviors have on your ability to effectively function as a police officer, there is no alternative” than termination.

Greenwood, who has been on leave since the incident, has denied any wrongdoing. He does have the right to appeal.

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