Dallas Officer Fired for Double-Dipping on Pay

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    Frank Heinz

    A Dallas police officer accused of inappropriately putting his gun to the head of a man who was urinating in public and double-dipping on his off-duty employment has been fired.

    Senior Cpl. Mike Jones has denied the allegations. He says he thinks he's being punished more harshly than officers who have committed more serious offenses.

    Dallas Police Chief David Brown declined to comment on the case. He fired Jones on Friday.

    The Dallas Morning News reports an internal investigation found Jones reported working off-duty jobs at the same time he was doing other police work and worked an off-duty job within 24 hours of calling in sick.

    The incident involving the gun happened in July 2009 when Jones found the man urinating on a wall outside an apartment building.