Iowa Lab Criminalist Fired For Social Media Comments

By Sarah Beckman | sbeckman@weareiowa.com

Published 07/27 2016 12:15PM

Updated 07/27 2016 12:15PM

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DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Public Safety has let go a lab criminalist for making comments on social media.

Amy Pollpeter was placed on paid administrative leave on July 12th, and fired on Tuesday. She violated the department's social media policy, along with a general Code of Conduct policy.

"The Iowa Department of Public Safety has a strong commitment to integrity, impartiality, and professionalism in every aspect of our week," said Commissioner Roxann Ryan. "We have adopted these policies in order to ensure that the public has trust in all that we do, and our policies reflect the high standards that we maintain."

Pollpeter was with the department since June 2006. 

 

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