CCPD officer submits resignation, ending appeal process
A Cape Coral police officer who was fired following an internal affairs investigation has submitted his resignation, ending an appeal process.
Late Thursday, the police department received a resignation letter from former Officer Michael Moore, according to spokeswoman Connie Barron.
“This will end the grievance process associated with his prior termination,” she said.
Following the completion of an internal affairs investigation by the department, Moore was served a notice of his termination on Nov. 1 and placed on administrative leave pending the final outcome. Moore had 10 working days to appeal the termination before it went into effect.
On Monday, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 33 notified the city of its intent to appeal on behalf of Moore.
“The union has filed a grievance challenging the discipline meted out against Officer Mike Moore,” Barron reported at the time.
Messages left Friday for the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 33 and John Fry, an attorney for the Cape police department’s union, were not returned.
Moore also could not be reached for comment.
According to his letter, Moore decided to resign “due to personal reasons.” He extended his appreciation to the city for his prior years of employment.
Moore’s annual salary was $48,401.
The police department opened the internal affairs investigation after a complaint was filed about Moore’s actions during a call for service. He was found to have used profanity and made an unfounded arrest in the June incident — the State Attorney’s Office declined to prosecute.
Interim Police Chief Jay Murphy wrote in the termination notice that he took into account Moore’s discipline history when he made his decision. In the five years he had been with the Cape department, Moore had been the subject of 11 documented disciplinary inquiries, with six occurring since August 2008.
Of the six inquiries, five were related to his demeanor with supervisors and the public. Two involved the use of force and resulted in full investigations.