Appeals Court Rejects Decision in Beck Case

An appeals court is overturning a judge’s order that a former Fond du Lac police officer should be reinstated and awarded pay after he was caught up in a sex scandal. Curt Beck claims he was fired without following Police and Fire Commission procedures. The appeals court argues Beck waived the procedure by settling the disciplinary matter involving allegations of dishonesty – by entering into a Last Chance agreement. He was one of five officers involved in extra marital affairs that became public after they were posted on social media. An investigation into the affairs found the officers in violation of the department’s core values – and that they may have violated department policy for conduct unbecoming of an officer.