Two fired after Iowa hazing inquiry, deny any wrongdoing
IOWA CITY (AP) — An Iowa trooper and a gaming enforcement officer are seeking their jobs back after being fired earlier this year following an investigation into a 2008 hazing incident at a police training academy, The Associated Press has learned.
Former Division of Criminal Investigation agent Andrew Harrelson said Wednesday that he was fired in February after the Department of Public Safety accused him of hazing and verbally intimidating a 21-year-old fellow recruit, which he denies. Harrelson said the recruit, who is now a state trooper, accused him of putting powder on his buttocks after others handcuffed him to a bed during the department’s training academy at Camp Dodge in Johnston.
Harrelson said he was shocked to be accused by the trooper, who waited years to come forward with a complaint, and that he categorically denied any involvement. Trooper Joshua Guhl, who was fired Jan. 31 and also accused in the incident, declined an interview request.
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