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Arbitrator rules city was justified in firing Hastings officer, who had engaged in inappropriate relationship with domestic abuse victim

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An arbitrator ruled this week that the City of Hastings was justified in firing police officer Don Farrington last summer.

Exactly why Farrington had left the department wasn't known until this week, when the arbitrator's ruling was released. Details have now emerged about his termination, following the posting of that ruling online Tuesday morning.


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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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