"I insisted he deal with it first. Back when he was having problems, I was one of the few people in his face telling him he needed to straighten up. I think he's past the denial. I've watched him closely, and I've seen his progress," Cummings said. "I believe in second chances."
Chief of Police Larry Crenshaw declined comment at the meeting.
According to meeting discussions, Ohlheiser's reinstatement comes as a uniform officer with no seniority.
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