Officer Terminated Over Off-Duty Behavior

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla – Most people don’t expect to see police up to shenanigans. The truth is, police officers are as human as the rest of us, and they like to enjoy their personal time. Unfortunately, a police officer in Port St. Lucie has lost her job over her off-duty activities.

According to reports, Officer Hayley Nine was with a group of people at Duffy’s on July 9. Video evidence shows Nine and other patrons putting ice down each other’s shirts. They were also seen throwing ice back and forth. A person not involved in the incident was struck by ice and told the group that they were behaving like “idiots.”

A confrontation ensued, and several people, including Nine, broke up the fight. A complainant said that Nine was very close to his face, yelling and screaming. An internal investigation determined that Nine displayed inappropriate behavior. She was also called “discourteous.”

Nine was found to be untruthful during the investigation. Nine’s lawyer is claiming that the woman is being treated differently because of her gender and sexual orientation. Investigators are denying these allegations, pointing out that Nine was still on probation as a new hire and that the 23-year-old has been terminated strictly on the basis of the outcome of the internal investigation.

Whether or not Nine will file officially file suit against the city for wrongful termination is yet to be seen.

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MICHAEL S. STEINGER, founding partner of Steinger, Greene & Feiner, believes in representing real people, not big businesses. Since the firm’s creation in 1997, Steinger, Greene & Feiner has never represented an insurance company or large corporation, and he vows to keep this promise. Over the course of his career, Michael has handled thousands of Florida accident cases, recovering millions of dollars for his clients and earning him membership into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Staying up-to-date on the ever-evolving laws protecting injury victims and their families, Michael is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Palm Beach, and St. Lucie Bar Associations, and sits on the Auto Insurance Committee of the Florida Justice Association.