L.A.Traffic Cop Fired For Porn Video Role Wants His Job Back

LA traffic cop fired pornographyA Los Angeles traffic cop who was fired after he appeared in a pornographic video that was posted to the Internet wants his job back.

John K. Dancler was fired last July after an investigation by KNBC-TV showed him and another traffic officer appearing in a porn video while on duty and in uniform, the Los Angeles station reports.

In a hearing this week before the city's Civil Service Commission, Dancler said that he was responding to a call for backup when a porn actress and a movie crew asked him to perform sex acts with her.

"I was caught totally unaware, totally by surprise," Dancler told the hearing officer on Wednesday, referring to the 2008 incident in which he performed acts that led to his dismissal.

"I complied with actually touching her breasts," Dancler said.

Dancler's attorney told the commission hearing that the veteran traffic cop's dismissal was unwarranted and said city officials made his client a "convenient scapegoat," the Los Angeles Times reports.

Following the TV station's investigation, the Department of Transportation fired Dancler for misconduct and participating in "indecent acts" that reflected poorly on the city's civil workforce.

The acts included "groping the bare breasts, spanking the bare buttocks and being straddled by an adult video actress in public," the Times quotes the executive director of the L.A.'s Civil Service Commission as saying.

Dancler, who worked for the department for 23 years, earned about $56,000 annually before he lost his job, the newspaper says.

The other officer seen in the video received "appropriate discipline," according to a department spokesman.

Watch video of the hearing, in which John Dancler appeals to officials to get his job back:




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Luther

Listen,
Give him his JOB Back if his record as an employee is otherwise straight. It could be a whole hell of a lot worse for society, he could be in a gay or animalistic video. This man is obviously needing to supplement his income and with township budget constraints; he is,I am sure, restricted from working overtime at the precinct or city ANYWHERE. So do the right thing and accept his apology and get him back on the streets as he most likely has the inside(No pun intended) on the riffRaff parts of town and can use that to BUST the Drug dealers and illegal prostitutes.
Also, send me the info on how he landed this "Position". Thanks.

March 03 2012 at 8:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
hsstanton

Wth did he think was going to happen? Anyone at any job would surprised, but the first thing you'd think about after those first few seconds is "What would my boss think, or how should I act if he was right here?" And with a video camera there it's basically as tho his boss and all his superiors were there.
And even if he didn't consider that he should be thinking about a possible trap, that is being sued for something ridiculous somehow and the twisted court system that will convict you of it.

March 02 2012 at 6:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kevin S Oshiro

He's a big, bad mother (shut your mouth)... I'm talking about Shaft !!!! Right on...

February 15 2012 at 1:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kevin S Oshiro

i expected a lewd and rude "night stick" comment posted about this guy... Wow. He should do something else then. What if he became a Security Guard ? No wait, I think I saw a movie with Ice Cube and Mike Epps about ex-cops becoming rent-a-cops. Poor guy...

February 15 2012 at 1:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jn Brown

sex in public? pig hahahahahahahahahaha

February 08 2012 at 4:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jn Brown

so why is his face blurred in one pic not the other?

February 08 2012 at 4:20 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
sharpies1911

The Department was right to fire him. He know better. It was unprofessional. And his excuses only makes him look like more of a fool.

February 03 2012 at 7:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joe & Amanda

what was he thinking? the officer needs to find a new job if he wants to appear in porn while on the job, maybe a pizza delivery guy or maybe a porn actor, but not while serving as a police officer.

February 03 2012 at 7:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
J

I don't get why his friend needed to call for backup. Probably just wanted to show him a good time on the job. Big Richard gives a good account of what he must have been thinking when this all went down. I agree with the initial firing, but I most single guys would probably open their arms to a naked porn star looking to jump on top of them. Just saying...
http://bigrichard.com.au/sex-blog/los-angeles-traffic-cop-appeals-being-fired-for-appearing-in-porn-video-while-on-duty

February 02 2012 at 7:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Naomi

Really... caught totally unaware... right.

January 30 2012 at 4:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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