Ariz. cop's demotion over Obama Facebook pic upheld
City leaders said his actions brought embarrassment to the Police Department and to the city
PEORIA, Ariz. — An Arizona police officer, demoted after posting a Facebook photo of a bullet-riddled T-shirt with President Obama's likeness, lost an appeal for reinstatement.
Pat Shearer, a Peoria, Ariz., police sergeant, was suspended and demoted to officer after his post, showing a local teen holding the shirt, caught national attention in January, The Arizona Republic said Tuesday.
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