Town Gets 2nd Chance to Seek Ouster of Cop Who Used Cocaine

A New Jersey town will get another chance to argue that a police officer who used cocaine should be kicked off the force, after the state Supreme Court overruled an earlier decision.

Monday's ruling sends the case of Union City Officer Corey Corbo back to a lower court so that the city can seek to show why hospital records should be admitted as evidence.

Corbo became ill and was admitted to a hospital in 2014. His girlfriend, a fellow Union City officer, told authorities he had ingested cocaine five days earlier, and he tested positive for the drug.

A judge upheld Corbo's termination. But an appeals court ruled the girlfriend's statement and the hospital records were inadmissible hearsay evidence and declined to send the case back to the lower court.

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