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Posted: 12/5/2007 7:39:18 AM EDT
If it's dupe sorry, I searched Meatballs, firing



Cop Sues Over Firing, Blames Meatballs
NEW YORK — A counterterrorism detective who says his failed drug test came because his wife had spiked his meatballs with marijuana has filed a lawsuit to get his job back.

Anthony Chiofalo asked the court to declare that his firing in August from the New York Police Department was unreasonable and unconstitutional, to declare that a damning hair sample was improperly taken and to order his rehiring with back pay plus interest, seniority and all benefits.

Chiofalo, a 22-year veteran assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force, was suspended without pay in November 2005 after a random drug test found marijuana in his system. He denied using drugs and demanded a hearing.

During an investigation, Chiofalo's wife, Catherine Chiofalo, said she secretly put enough marijuana for about six cigarettes in her meatball recipe in July 2005, hoping a failed blood test would force him to retire, court papers say.

Catherine Chiofalo, according to court papers, testified at the hearing that she "just wanted my husband not to die of a heart attack or get killed. I wanted him to be around to help raise my son."

The couple later took and passed lie-detector tests about how the marijuana was ingested, Anthony Chiofalo's court papers say.

Chiofalo says his wife had marijuana at home because she used it to relieve nausea caused by medications she took for back pain. He said he did not know where she got it.

An administrative judge recommended that Chiofalo be reinstated. But police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, who has the last word on firings, rejected the recommendation and fired Chiofalo.

A police department spokesman, John Kelly, said in an e-mailed comment on Chiofalo's firing, "The officer's excuse was not credible."


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December 4, 2007 - 8:08 p.m. CST

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Link Posted: 12/5/2007 7:39:59 AM EDT


You can't make that shit up.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 7:40:25 AM EDT
Oops.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 7:42:31 AM EDT
You know, having dealt with fruitcake police wives before that have this same concern, I'd have to put it in the "bizarre but believable" category.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 7:45:10 AM EDT
The morl of the story is that he should have arrested her for possession when he had the chance.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 7:49:51 AM EDT
how many people has he arrested for possesion of the magical MJ.. ?


this is just a scam to get his job back.. plain and simple.

Link Posted: 12/5/2007 7:50:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
The morl of the story is that he should have arrested her for possession when he had the chance.


does make you wonder how many people he did arrest for that offense, when he knew his wife had some at home....

txl
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 7:51:51 AM EDT
Wait a minute? He's asking the firing be declared unconstitutional? Seriously....what the hell is that guy smoking?
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 7:53:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/5/2007 7:53:52 AM EDT by RealFastV6]
Am I reading that correctly? 4-5 months later there was still pot in his system from these magical meatballs?
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 7:54:14 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 7:54:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 7:54:51 AM EDT
I think a couple of taser equipped state troopers that made a recent debut on Arfcom could have benifited from copious amounts of medical marijuana.

They should let this guy back on the force. I'm not a "legalize it all" proponent, but this seems a little ridiculous.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 7:55:17 AM EDT
She doesn't want him to die of a heart attack, so she feeds him red meat, artery clogging, greasy meatballs? WTF.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 7:55:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RealFastV6:
Am I reading that correctly? 4-5 months later there was still pot in his system from these magical meatballs?


No, it was a hair sample.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 7:56:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TexasSmooth:
Wait a minute? He's asking the firing be declared unconstitutional? Seriously....what the hell is that guy smoking?


Something in the water, perhaps?
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 7:57:31 AM EDT
wow, selfish bitch
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 7:59:03 AM EDT
Next time she should use "magic mushrooms".
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 7:59:21 AM EDT
AND THEN MY POOOOR CARREEEERRR....ROLLED RIGHT OFF THE FLOOR.................
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 7:59:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 8:01:45 AM EDT
How would you not notice 6 joints worth of pot in a batch of meatballs?

Thats a lot of fucking pot for an LEO not to be able to smell\taste.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 8:04:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By krpind:


You can't make that shit up.



The cop made it up.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 8:06:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/5/2007 8:08:04 AM EDT by operatorerror]

Originally Posted By RealFastV6:
Am I reading that correctly? 4-5 months later there was still pot in his system from these magical meatballs?



That's some good dope!


eta DANGIT!!! Gotta' start reading the whole thing before posting.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 8:07:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/5/2007 8:10:18 AM EDT by Strider47]
Wow. wrong thread.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 8:09:44 AM EDT
I suspect scam. It just doesn't seem credible. Review the officers "27 year" record. I'd bet there are some discrepancies there.
YMMV
Hessian-1
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 8:12:56 AM EDT
I'm not sure about NY, but Texas is basically an "employment at will" state. You can quit for any reason, or be fired for just about any reason that isn't prejudicial.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 8:14:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 8:17:23 AM EDT
Shenanigans! BTW, where's my liter of cola?
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 8:21:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 13gunbunny:
AND THEN MY POOOOR CARREEEERRR....ROLLED RIGHT OFF THE FLOOR.................


Winner winner chicken dinner!!!!
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 8:23:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TxLewis:

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
The morl of the story is that he should have arrested her for possession when he had the chance.


does make you wonder how many people he did arrest for that offense, when he knew his wife had some at home....

txl


Something I know the answer to and prefer not to wonder about. Something slightly ironic about a guy wanting to get back on the drug enforcement task force when the wife has a stash at home...
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 8:28:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tolip:
I'm not sure about NY, but Texas is basically an "employment at will" state. You can quit for any reason, or be fired for just about any reason that isn't prejudicial.


Based on my very limited understanding of both NY and TX Law, I'd say that anything that TX is, NY isn't, and vice versa.

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