Joshua Kuhl

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Service Record

Agency Fort Myers Florida Police Department
Rank Officer
Dates of Service Ended December 7, 2021.[1]
Salary $62,154[2]
Last Known Status Terminated[1]

Incident Reports

2004 Arrest for Theft

Kuhl had been arrested in 2004 for theft by deception, but failed to disclose it when he applied to work at the Fort Myers Police Department. A neighbor discovered the arrest in 2021 as part of an unrelated disagreement between the two men and reported it to the department.[1]

Department Response

On December 7, 2021, Kuhl was fired for behavior that was "contrary to the Code of Ethics, Department Policy, and our high standards", according to the Police Chief.[1]

Legal Action

On December 8, 2021, the union filed a grievance in an attempt to reverse the firing.[1]

2019 Policy Violation Complaint

In 2019, Kuhl was investigated by the Citizens Police Review Board for a complaint (#2019-011) relating to performance of duty. No policy violation was found.[3] This complaint is also listed as #2020-011.[4]

2019 Policy Violation Complaint

In 2019, Kuhl was investigated by the Citizens Police Review Board for complaints (#2019-022) relating to performance of duty and mobile audio/video recording equipment. Both complaints were sustained and Kuhl received counseling.[3]

2020 Policy Violation Complaint

In 2020, Kuhl was investigated by the Citizens Police Review Board for a complaint (#2020-023) relating to rude and unprofessional conduct. Insufficient evidence was presented and no discipline was recommended.[5]

2020 Policy Violation Complaint

In 2020, Kuhl was investigated by the Citizens Police Review Board for a complaint (#2020-078) relating to performance of duty. No policy violation was found.[6]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Rachel Mercader, Fort Myers police officer fired for failing to disclose previous arrest, Fort Myers News-Press, 2021-12-14
  2. Joshua Michael Kuhl Police Officer City of Fort Myers, govSalaries
  3. 3.0 3.1 Citizens Police Review Board Minutes, City of Fort Myers, 2020-07-14
  4. Agenda, Citizens Police Review Board, 2020-07-14
  5. Agenda, Citizens Police Review Board, 2020-08-11
  6. Minutes, Citizens Police Review Board, 2021-03-09