North Park police officer offered retirement settlement



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LOGAN, Utah (AP) — An officer with the recently formed North Park Police Agency will be retiring early instead of being terminated.

The Herald Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1jMgJV2 ) that the agency reached a confidential settlement Monday with Sgt. John Italasano. He has been offered a retirement settlement.

Italasano had been on paid suspension since mid-September and he has been issued a letter of intent to terminate his employment. The 23-year veteran of the police department was accused of public urination, allowing his son to access the police department's records management system, insubordination and more.

The settlement stops a hearing that was scheduled to take place Tuesday. Italasano's attorney had argued the hearing should be public, though it was scheduled to be closed.

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Information from: The Herald Journal, http://www.hjnews.com

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