Officer John Kovach Jr. was fired on May 11 after he was filmed on his own dash cam detaining his daughter’s 18-year-old black boyfriend and his daughter without cause in Lorain, Ohio, on April 16.
Kovach is heard telling Makai Coleman that he is “going to jail,” and, “We’ll make sh*t up as we go.”
Kovach eventually freed Coleman, but then illegally took his 18-year-old daughter, Katlyn, into custody and drove off with her, all while ignoring a dispatch call about a road rage incident, notes The Chronicle.
Safety-Service Director Dan Given said, “These actions are not acceptable for members of our Police Department and we felt it warranted immediate dismissal.”
The Police Department’s union is appealing the firing.
(Source: The Chronicle)
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