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BREAKING NEWS | Struthers mayor fires detective

Published: Thu, August 21, 2014 @ 3:15 p.m.

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.

For the complete story, read Friday's Vindicator and Vindy.com


1UNCOMMONSENSE(538 comments)posted 1 year ago

News Flash: He will be reinstated with pay in the near future. Maybe the Mayor is trying to prevent a Ferguson, MO riot??

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2billdog1(3475 comments)posted 1 year ago

I denied her, her right to burn up in a fire? WTF is wrong with this picture?

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3CountryGirl51(217 comments)posted 1 year ago

Might come back and bite the Mayor in his A#$. Struthers will be much better off when a new Mayor is elected ! City is in shambles ! It was laughable way back in the Martin Appliance commercial " In beautiful down town Struthers " !!

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4Aware(247 comments)posted 1 year ago

This is appalling. There is more to this story, folks.

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5CityBoy705(2 comments)posted 1 year ago

The earlier story clearly demonstrated that the officer performed his duty quite well when preventing a panicked woman from entering an active fire scene. Insubordination, also known as failure to kiss the politician's behind, was all they could come up with. At the most maybe a short suspension. But to fire him? Struthers is turning into a joke in this county and Mayor Stocker is firmly at the helm of this sinking ship.

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6osu882(6 comments)posted 1 year ago

Full story: http://wkbn.com/2014/08/08/mayor-accu...

Since the Vindicator just wants to stir the pot and focus on one case. What a joke of a publication.

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7Aware(247 comments)posted 1 year ago

Ha! I read the WKBN article. Big deals - NOT. And it took the May incident to cause the problem? 123goz's last sentence has it right.

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8JoeFromHubbard(1436 comments)posted 1 year ago

This fellow indeed appears to have some issues.

However, not following a cops directives in the street is an invitation to trouble.

If you think the police were wrong, settle it in court.

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9Aware(247 comments)posted 1 year ago

JoeFromHubbard...this guy Ray Greenwood a a Class Act. HE is not the one with issues. You're from Hubbard? Please. And you comment on this?

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10Aware(247 comments)posted 1 year ago

Mabell has it right.

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11captainlinger(639 comments)posted 1 year ago

That's what I call fighting fire with fired!

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12Aware(247 comments)posted 1 year ago

I have screen shots of all posts I have commented on. Mine are deleted routinely. Anyone posting..the # of comments do not match the ones you see. There is something going on.

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