Ninth Circuit affirms termination of Chandler, Arizona police officer for running porn website

Reuters reports:

An Arizona police department had the right to fire a police officer who made and sold “vulgar and indecent” sex videos in which he performs with his wife, a U.S. appeals court ruled.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said on Wednesday that Ronald Dible had engaged in “sleazy activities” and ruled that a lower court had properly dismissed Dible’s claims that the Chandler, Arizona, police department infringed his First Amendment rights to free speech by firing him.

Dible lost his job in 2002 after the Chandler police department learned he was running a sexually explicit Web site featuring him and wife, Megan, which they operated to make money.

You can read the Ninth Circuit’s opinion in Dible v. City of Chandler here.

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