From Lakewood Police:
Officer Brian Wurts has been terminated from the Lakewood Police Department. He has been on paid administrative leave since Feb. 9, 2012 while under investigation for his role in assisting Skeeter Manos with theft from police charity groups.
Manos was terminated in Feburary for stealing money from the LPD Officers Charity and Police Guild. (Read previous coverage on Lakewood-JBLM Patch).
LPD asked the Tacoma Police Department to conduct a criminal investigation to determine if any crimes had been committed by Officer Wurts. Their investigation did not result in the charging of any crimes. An internal investigation was then conducted, which resulted in the termination on Dec. 28 for misconduct, as it relates to the Lakewood Police Department Manual of Standards.
No other details are available at this time due to the appeals process and any possible future litigation.