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Ex-officer acquitted of abusing suspect won't get job back

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 MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A former Milwaukee police detective who was acquitted in the 2013 beating of a handcuffed suspect will not get his job back.

The Fire and Police Commission decided Friday to uphold Police Chief Edward Flynn's firing of Rodolfo Gomez Jr.

The Journal Sentinel reports the decision came after nearly three full days of testimony.

On Friday, Gomez defended himself on the stand, saying he had an exemplary record.

In February, a jury acquitted Gomez of charges of misconduct in public office and abuse of a prisoner.

Gomez was charged after video showed him punching a man during an August 2013 interview at police headquarters.

Gomez can now appeal his firing to Milwaukee County Circuit Court. His attorney says he must review the commission's decision before deciding whether to appeal.

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