N.J. police department fired cop who sought substance-abuse treatment, lawsuit says - world cultures

N.J. police department fired cop who sought substance-abuse treatment, lawsuit says


North Plainfield police officer sues

Frances Steinhauser, a former North Plainfield police officer, has been terminated after he sought treatment for drug abuse, according to a lawsuit.Courtesy of Frances Steinhauser

A former police officer is suing the North Plainfield Police Department, claiming he was fired after seeking treatment for a drug addiction he prescribed after a work injury.

Frances Steinhauser, 35, stated in court papers that he accepted himself on July 6, 2020, in an inpatient rehabilitation program in Shatterbrough, Florida, which treats first responders for mental health and substance use disorders.


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