Judge Upholds Firing Of Campus Cop Who Sold Sex Toys

A judge is backing North Carolina Central University officials for firing a campus police officer after learning he sold sex toys out of the trunk of his patrol car while on duty.

The News and Observer of Raleigh reported Friday that a state administrative law judge this week upheld the university's decision to fire Lt. Michael Shaw last year.

Shaw admitted to selling the items to a female officer, but said it occurred during his break. He also said the items were not pornographic, his conduct was not illegal, and his dismissal was unwarranted.

Defense lawyer Mark Key of Lillington says his client will appeal. Key says Shaw sold items to officers who were his friends, not to students or faculty members.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 5, 2012 at 05:42 AM
    he used bad judgement selling out of the trunk of his state car. but selling at work has always happned and will. how many schools depended on parents selling "school junk" at work?
  • by Gerry Location: Emerald City on Dec 25, 2011 at 08:40 AM
    Shame on him for making sales on the job, and using employer supplied equipment.n He earned the consequences.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 28, 2011 at 03:34 AM in reply to Gerry
      At place of employment is not technically the same as "on the job". Break time is personal time. I agree about the patrol car though.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 5, 2012 at 05:32 AM in reply to
        people have always sold things at work. always will. many schools depend on parents selling "school junk" at work, but i have to agree he did not use good judgement. selling out of the tunk of the state car was not a good move.
  • by 40some on Dec 23, 2011 at 03:22 PM
    I hope they weren't used.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Dec 23, 2011 at 06:42 AM
    Where's the Rev. Barber when they need him? that is a predomantly black college isn't it?OH! I almost forgot it's not agains't a white person. excuse me.
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      by 44mag. on Dec 23, 2011 at 02:21 PM in reply to pete
      "Oh" here we go AGAIN!!!!
  • by Jenna Jameson Location: LA Trash Studio on Dec 23, 2011 at 06:33 AM
    NOOO!!!! He was my greatest endorsement.
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