09/29/2011

Ex-cop gets disability pay for depression

Ohio Supreme Court: Disability benefits for officer who became depressed after learning of girlfriend's affair

By David Eggert
The Columbus Dispatch

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A former Cleveland-area police officer should receive disability benefits because he became severely depressed after his girlfriend told him she was having an affair, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled.

Detective Thomas Tindira began experiencing psychiatric symptoms after the October 2006 breakup. In May 2007, he was placed on administrative leave by the Lakewood Police Department because of his deteriorating performance at work.

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