Toledo Police Officer Resigns While City and Third-Party Disagree on Excessive Force Investigation
The city of Toledo said a police officer under investigation for his “use of force” at a traffic stop resigned on Monday.
John Pelissero, who is a senior scholar at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, said the connections create various optics problems for an independent investigation.
“It affects the trust that the public has whether an impartial and fair inquiry into an arrest of a citizen is being conducted and that the results won’t be questioned,” he said.
John Pelissero, senior scholar, government ethics, quoted by KCRG ABC 9.