Cleveland Fires Dispatcher For Numerous Allegations of Misconduct

(Cleveland) - A city of Cleveland emergency services dispatcher has been fired for a number of reasons, including using his personal phone at work to talk to county jail inmates, insubordination to superiors, and a pattern of sick leave abuse.

Cleveland Safety Director Karrie Howard dismissed Charles McGeever on Friday, after an internal affairs investigation.

The report from Howard says McGeever used his personal phone while on the job to talk to inmates at the county jail multiple times, yelled at and cursed at his supervisor, referred to co-workers in derogatory manners, and improperly took 364 hours of sick time last year.

This is McGeever's second time being fired by the city. He was dismissed in 2013 for misrepresenting a 911 call as an active shooter situation, but he got his job back through arbitration.

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