Pa. trooper fired after acquittal is reinstated

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 20, 2015 10:08 AM
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(Wilkes-Barre) -- The Pennsylvania State Police have been forced to reinstate a trooper after she was fired last year despite being acquitted on criminal charges.

The Citizens' Voice reports Carrie Gula returned to work at the Fern Ridge barracks this week after winning a grievance contesting her dismissal.

The 37-year-old West Pittston woman is also suing the former state police commissioner and members of the force alleging they retaliated against her for speaking out about workplace discrimination and illegal behavior by other troopers.

Gula was acquitted a year ago on charges of making false reports to police after she said her boyfriend attacked her. She was also acquitted on felony computer crime charges relating to her accessing his online account.

State police fired Gula last September following an internal affairs investigation.

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