Officer who punched homeless woman rehired

    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.




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