A city police officer's arbitration hearing Thursday resulted in an undisclosed settlement and his termination from the Williamsport Bureau of Police, city officials said.
While terms of the settlement were confidential, former police Cpl. Dustin J. Kreitz, 43, no longer will work for the police department, said city police Chief Gregory A. Foresman.
All parties agreed to not release the specific details of the settlement, Foresman said.
"I've been instructed by Mayor Gabriel J. Campana to issue a 'no comment,' " said J. David Smith, assistant city solicitor.
Kreitz earned an estimated $25,000 since early August. Though he was suspended, Kreitz was paid $32.50 an hour for about 19 weeks, according to records obtained from the human resources department.
Kreitz was suspended in mid-2007. He pleaded guilty in January to a charge of failure to file the proper paperwork that he received a gift - a television set - that was the property of the drug crimes investigation unit.
City Council fired Kreitz Wednesday for violating the department's policies and procedures. The actions that led to criminal charges took place before Campana was elected mayor.
"I authorized the internal investigation," the mayor said.
The city now employs 47 police officers, but council's new budget has funds for 49 officers.
Campana said 49 officers would be adequate to keep the city safe.
"We need to hire a couple more officers with retirements coming up," he said on Thursday.