Bangor police officer fired

Posted Sept. 15, 2009, at 11:27 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Former Bangor police Officer Steve Jordan, who worked for Bangor Police Department for about 21 years, recently was fired, Chief Ron Gastia confirmed last week.

“He was terminated,” he said.

Jordan was relieved of his duties about one month ago, the police chief said, adding that he would not release the reason Jordan is no longer on the Bangor force.

“He has an appeal process and rights that prevent me from making comments on that,” Gastia said.

Paul Gaspar, Maine Association of Police executive director, said Tuesday that Jordan is appealing his termination.

“We have begun the beginning process of an appeal,” he said. “We’ve only initially started [the process], which brings the parties together.”

At the table will be Jordan, the local union steward, members of the department’s administration and representatives from the city, Gaspar said.

“It’s not something that is settled in a week,” he said. “It could take several months before we get a final disposition.”

Gaspar said he was not able to say whether Jordan was asking for his job back.

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