FARGO, N.D. — The Civil Service Commission will not reinstate a former Fargo police officer who was fired in August.

But, the commission Wednesday night could not decide whether Officer David Boelke, a 15-year veteran of the force, was dishonest about responding to some police calls disputed by officials. Commission member Jane Pettinger says there was insufficient evidence to support a claim of dishonesty.

KVRR reports Boelke appealed his termination in order to clear his name. His attorney Mark Friese says Boelke was falsely “branded a liar,” which has future implications for him.

Information from: KVRR-TV, http://kftv.com

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