Hearing starts for fired Fort Myers police officer Trevor Lehman
FORT MYERS, Fla. - An arbitration panel will begin hearing testimony Tuesday morning into the firing of Fort Myers police officer Trevor Lehman.
The firing stirred controversy after a review panel recommended that Lehman be punished for use of excessive force during a February 2013 traffic stop, but the punishments offered fell far short of firing him. The panel offered various punishments including a suspension or a reprimand.
Instead Police Chief Doug Baker ignored the recommendations and fired Lehman.
The incident happened while Lehman was on patrol with his partner pulled over Chaylon McClary, for driving without a license.