William Bowker http://tspr.org en Court Backs Firing of FM Police Officer http://tspr.org/post/court-backs-firing-fm-police-officer <p>The Iowa Court of Appeals has affirmed District Court Judge Michael Schilling's ruling in March 2012 that Fort Madison was fully warranted and justified in firing William Bowker in February 2010.</p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:21:23 +0000 Jason Parrott 39312 at http://tspr.org Court Backs Firing of FM Police Officer Judge Rules in Favor of City http://tspr.org/post/judge-rules-favor-city <p>Former Fort Madison Police Officer William Bowker will not be returning to the department.&nbsp; He was fired by City Manager Byron Smith on Feb. 25, 2010.</p><p>Smith cited various acts of misconduct.&nbsp; They include falling asleep and/or missing phone calls while serving on the Southeast Iowa Narcotics Task Force and having an affair with the wife of Police Chief Bruce Niggemeyer.</p><p>Bowker appealed the ruling to the Fort Madison Civil Service Commission.&nbsp; That panel sided with the city in mid-2010, prompting Bowker to sue the city and the commission in district court.</p> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 03:05:01 +0000 Jason Parrott 12035 at http://tspr.org Judge Rules in Favor of City