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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