An arbitrator has ruled that three officers who lost their positions with the Cleveland Police Department related to the Nov. 29 2012 chase and shooting will regain their positions with the force, according to a City of Cleveland spokesperson.
Sgt. Michael Donegan is the only officer involved in the chase who was fired after the city’s investigation into the incident.
Donegan will be reinstated effective July 11 as a Patrol Officer. He will receive back pay at the Patrol Officer rate from the time of his termination until his reinstatement. He will be re-promoted to the rank of Sergeant on July 11, 2015.
Lt. Paul Wilson and Capt. Ulrich Zouhar were demoted as a result of the city’s investigation. The arbitrator’s ruled to return both officers to their previous ranks on July 11. Neither officer will receive back pay.