Nome, Alaska (KINY) Carl Putnam was hired as a temporary police dispatcher six months after he was fired for fourth-degree assault charges
The Anchorage Daily News said the victim was a homeless woman he was driving to a shelter. Putnam told a colleague that he had struck Florence Habros, 46, with a balled fist after she passed out on February 18.
Putman pled guilty to the assault charge and received a suspended sentence. Putman worked for five years as a community services officer.
Habros told the paper that the former officer ought to get jail time and not a new job.