Firing of Taylorsville officer for showing porn upheld

Mar 18 2013 - 5:49am

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Court of Appeals has upheld the firing of a Taylorsville police officer accused of showing a pornographic video on his personal cellphone to two officers in 2010.

In another off-duty incident in 2011, Brad Gillespie was accused of jumping up on the hood of another officer's police car and denting it while he was intoxicated.

According to the court's ruling released Thursday, Gillespie was terminated for apparent dishonesty during an internal investigation stemming from the two incidents.

The Taylorsville City Employee Appeal Board reversed Gillespie's firing, but the city appealed that decision to the Utah Court of Appeals.

The court found that the board had failed to address certain concerns, including those expressed by the police chief about Gillespie's credibility.

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