CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) – The state Civil Service Commission has ruled that Chicopee’s mayor was justified when he fired a police officer who falsified a report.

The Republican of Springfield reported Friday that Mayor Michael Bissonnette fired Officer Joshua Mozeleski after Mozeleski failed to document a traffic stop in his daily report and lied about the incident during an internal investigation.

The woman Mozeleski stopped last year filed a lawsuit claiming he requested sexual favors in exchange for not arresting her.

Mozeleski, a four-and-a-half-year veteran with a previously unblemished record, denied the woman’s claims. The Civil Service Commission ruled this month only on the false report.

Mozeleski has a month to appeal to Superior Court. His lawyer did not immediately return a message Friday.

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