Judge rules to reinstate fired cop
Lieutenant fired in 2010 over conduct allegations.By Eva Ruth Moravec - Express-News
A judge on Monday ruled in favor of a former San Antonio police officer, upholding an arbitrator's decision to reinstate him after he was accused of improper conduct on a promotional exam and fired.
Visiting Judge Martha Tanner verbally ruled in favor of Lt. Joe Salvaggio, a 23-year SAPD officer fired in 2010, and against the city's motion that an arbitrator, who had found in Salvaggio's favor, exceeded his jurisdiction.
“This is not a simple legal issue,” said Kyle Watson, a lawyer assisting City Attorney Michael Bernard on the case. “We'll be huddling up in front of the judge to get a clarification on the ruling, and we will seek a motion to reconsider.”
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