June 24, 2018
Look, I get that he ignored the call to a scene. Fine, sure, discipline him for shirking duty.
Why fire him though? This was clearly an extreme personal circumstance.
A police officer in Ohio was fired after he puller over his daughter’s boyfriend with her in the car- briefly detaining the boyfriend without cause- and driving off with his daughter locked in his squad car.
Lorain officer John Kovach Jr. pulled over his daughter’s boyfriend, Makai Coleman, 18, on April 18, without cause, and tells him he is ‘going to jail.’ Meanwhile his daughter, Katlyn Kovach, 18, is in the back seat of Coleman’s car.
When Coleman asks Kovach why he is going to jail, he responds: ‘Have a seat in my car. We’ll make sh** up as we go,’ with Kovach’s dashcam is picking up the full exchange.
Coleman acquiesced, and takes a seat in the back of Kovach’s cruiser, meanwhile the officer begins speaking with Gloria Morales, who has come out of her nearby home because two of her children are also in Coleman’s car.
The officer, who has been with the department since 1992, tells Morales that his daughter’s computer is in her house, and he wants to search her home.
Originally Morales agrees, but then he threatens her, telling her he’s going to give her daughter who was also in Coleman’s car, a $300 ticket for not wearing a seat belt.