Firing en Judge Rules in Favor of 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 Judge Rules in Favor of City