A former Jackson police officer can get his job back, an arbitrator says. Todd Macaluso was fired for his alleged role in a test-cheating scandal last year.
A former police officer fired for his alleged role in a test-cheating scandal can get his job back.
Arbitrator Alan M. Ruben ordered Todd Macaluso reinstated to his former position with seniority.
Macaluso would not receive back pay or other benefits. He is a 14-year veteran of the Police Department.
Township trustees are expected to consider the reinstatement Monday night, said Police Chief Harley Neftzer.
Macaluso was one of more than a dozen law-enforcement agents accused of cheating on a written exam for alcohol breath-testing.
Officers are required to take the annual state-mandated recertification exam.
Macaluso was found to have obtained the answers to the test at an April 4, 2008, exam at the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Canton post, records said.
He was fired Aug. 28, 2008.
A dozen state troopers also were fired and two others were demoted in the scandal. Most of the troopers have gotten their jobs back.
Macaluso must take and pass the same annual exam promptly after he is reinstated, Ruben ruled.