Piedmont officer is fired over public urination ticket

Piedmont city officials have fired a police officer who wrote a public urination citation to the mother of a 3-year-old who dropped his pants in the family's front yard.
By Robert Medley

Nov. 21, 2012

Wow, actually holding your enforcers to account for their despicable actions!? I'm shocked! - ChrisPIEDMONT A police officer who wrote a $2,500 ticket to a mother on a public urination complaint against her 3-year-old son has been fired, City Manager Jim Crosby said Tuesday.

Crosby said he fired officer Ken Qualls on Friday, following a hearing Nov. 14.

Prosecutors at the Canadian County district attorney's office declined to pursue the case against the mother, Crosby said.

[...]Qualls plans to appeal the decision, Crosby said. A hearing will be scheduled before a Piedmont personnel board.

[...]Crosby said Qualls didn't see the boy urinate in the yard, but reported seeing a teenager in the Warden family lead the boy to a spot in the yard.

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