Cop’s commendation followed by firing

St. Louis police officer praised for good work, then let go in city council meeting
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 06/18/2009

Getting recognized for doing a good job isn’t always a good thing, as one American police officer discovered.

Kristopher Weston, 28, was a police officer in East St. Louis, Ill. Weston responded to a grocery store robbery and promptly found and apprehended a man who turned out to be a murder suspect. As a result of his quick and effective work in getting a dangerous man off the streets, Weston was invited to a city council meeting to receive a commendation.