The case against a former Munroe Falls police sergeant who was accused of unauthorized use of the Law Enforcement Automated Database System (LEADS) was dismissed Wednesday morning, according to a Summit County Common Pleas Court official.
Robert Post was facing four counts of unauthorized use of LEADS, a fifth-degree felony, but the prosecutor dismissed the case at a pretrial in Judge Alison McCarty’s courtroom, according to the judge’s bailiff. No information was immediately available on why the prosecutor decided to drop the case.
Post was scheduled to go on trial Dec. 13.
Post was relieved from his duties as a police sergeant on April 3 “following an investigation as the result of a citizen’s complaint,” Munroe Falls Police Chief Jerry Hughes said on the day he dismissed Post.
“The investigation involved multiple (LEADS) violations,” wrote Hughes to City Council on April 3. He added he reviewed his investigation with the police department’s legal adviser, Tom DiCaudo, who “advised it was in fact a violation and should be turned over to the Summit County Prosecutor’s Office for review. With that in mind, I felt that I had no other choice but to terminate Sgt. Post’s employment with the Munroe Falls Police Department.”