PORTLAND, Oregon — A Gresham police officer fired for driving drunk in an unmarked police car has filed a $6 million lawsuit against the city, the police chief and others, alleging his rights were violated under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The lawsuit filed in Portland says Jason Servo was suffering from alcoholism, a recognized disability under the act, and shouldn’t have been fired.
The suit also alleges Servo was denied due process, and the police union failed to represent him adequately.
Servo was arrested in January 2011 after he crashed into a ditch while off duty. The lawsuit says he had spent the day at firearms training and then went out to eat and drink with fellow officers.
As a life long imbiber, I’m very aware of the militant and aggressive prosecution of drinkers. This, of course, is carried out by police officers.
There’s something really special about a law enforcement officer who violates the law and then wants rewarded for it. It wasn’t even his car, it was the city’s!!!
A cop, driving a city owned car, gets drunked up, wrecks the car and thinks he shouldn’t be fired. Not only that, he thinks he should be rewarded for his reckless and illegal behavior! One has to wonder how many drunk drivers this assclown has cuffed and stuffed throughout his career.
Don’t get me wrong. If you drink and then wreck, you should be cuffed and stuffed. It’s just that there ought to be a special little place where we put people like Servo.
It’s stuff like this which causes people to lose faith in the system. Alcoholism is a disability? Yea, baby!!!!!! Retirement, here I come!!!!!