Report: City Firing Was Just

The Massachusetts Civil Service  Commission is upholding the firing of an Agawam police officer for  alleged use of excessive force.  

The commission ruled on Thursday that  the town and Mayor Richard Cohen were justified in cutting John Moccio  loose after video showed the alleged mistreatment of a prisoner at the  Agawam police station last June.  

Two other officers who were involved,  Edward Connor and Anthony Grasso, were also fired but have been  reinstated with back pay.  

Grasso was demoted and the commission ruled  on Thursday that the town was justified in taking that action, also.

(picture provided by Agawam Police)

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