Council Bluffs police officer to be reinstated


August 26th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – A Council Bluffs police officer who was fired for allegedly slapping a 10-year-old child who ran away from home is getting his job back. The city’s Civil Service Commission on Wednesday reinstated Bo Wake. He can return to the force in early September after serving a 90-day suspension without pay from the firing date. According to the complaint, Wake responded to a call about a runaway child in April. After the child was found and taken home, Wake allegedly slapped the child. Wake was fired in June.

Commission member Tara Slevin says the board believes Wake touched the child, but there wasn’t enough evidence to “show it was a slap.”