LADOT Worker Fired for Appearing In Porn Video

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A Los Angeles Department of Transportation worker was fired for appearing in a pornographic video shot while he was on duty, city officials confirmed today.

John Dancler, a traffic officer who had been with the department for about 23 years, was fired Monday for “misconduct on the job and in uniform,” according to Bruce Whidden, executive director for the Civil Service Commission.

Whidden said the grounds for firing included indecent acts such as “groping the bare breasts, spanking the buttocks and being straddled by an adult video actress in public.”

The video, which was shot in March 2008, started circulating on the Internet in recent months.

Dancler has appealed the discharge and an initial hearing before the Civil Commission will be held July 28.

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  1. duh. says:

    Some guys will do anything for a little “action”…pathetic. They will risk their jobs, marriages etc. All for a little T & A. Oh brother. Doing it on the clock & in uniform…not a good idea. U think?

  2. Give me a break says:

    How does he think he can defend himself? He was wrong. Period. On duty and in uniform. No excuse.

  3. Victor H. Rodas says:

    “he had it coming” think those that this guy wrote parking tickets for.

  4. Karen says:

    While I agree with you guys, he did work there for 23 years so his pension better be vested and he better still get his benefits. I could see appealing the decision for that reason. For 23 years, he had no issues, so he deserves his benefits.

    And I’ll bet that damn video didn’t even make any money.

    1. Astonished says:

      Sorry Karen, I have to disagree, no matter how many years he’s been employed. If a City worker gets discharged for improper conduct while on duty, which he was, he doesn’t get his pension. My guess is he isn’t so much fighting the facts of the case, but he’ll use the tired old defense that no one told him to his face that he couldn’t do that in uniform or on City time. . . Hopefully the City wont buy it.

      1. Julie says:

        Your an idiot. Karen is right. A city worker can get fired for anything…rape, stealing, burning the dam workplace and he or she will get their full pension. I confirmed this with my father who is a CA Attorney so stop posting inaccurate information.

  5. charlie says:

    His defense, the Department’s quota of mandatory tickets to be issued was stressful, and making him work under the hot sun was cruel employment. Both of these reasons contributed to his temporary lapse in judgement, but now he is cured, and deserve his job back.

    1. Astonished says:

      Maybe he’ll ask for an intervention. . .you know, to save his job. . .

  6. Sage Advice says:

    “Dancler has appealed the discharge…”

    LOSER; man-up and accept you did something incredibly stupid, get fired with dignity because of it, and move on. Were you really going to make “Parking Enforcement” a career anyway? Quit abusing tax payer money, quit stalling, pack up your junk (literally) and leave. You like “parking” – go park cars for a living; become a Valet. You might get lucky and have a chance to park Paris Hilton’s car: THEN you can make a porno with her that will actually HELP your career – just look what it di for her!!

    1. Sage Advice says:

      Lousy – “Parking Enforcement” WAS his career – for 23 years. He’s more of a loser than I suspected.

  7. "chem monster" says:

    women know how to use sex as a weapon!!! she set his lame @ss-up!!! she said give me a fu#cking parking ticket again.

  8. will says:

    everyone is not perfect ….you all make yourselves more than what you are by making it seem as though his career choice was a poor one . i’m sure he regrets the choice he made, but give the guy a break he could have very well thrown his
    whole retirement away and nobody deserves that ….

  9. Billy Bob says:

    This guy should be a hero to us all. Who among us wouldn’t do the same after spending 23 years at the same job? Does he deserve to be fired? Sure, but I bet it was worth it. Right on, bro.

    Somebody should post a link to the video.

  10. rick says:

    there is one easy defence that could work if he can show he was on lunch which im sure like most jobs is OFF THE CLOCK then they can not fire him for it because he was not on their dime he was on his

  11. Ayayayyy! says:

    Next up, few Toyota Central of Downtown employ-jees – in the alley, broad daylight, few years back…

  12. Astonished says:

    Julie; While I’m glad your father has meaningful employment and I’m sure he is good at what he does, he doesn’t work for the City, Carlpers has a different structure from LACERS, the retirement system Los Angeles City uses. If you are discharged for any action such as those Dancler was, you lose your pension. Why do you think he’s so eager to get his job back, because of the pay? I don’t think so.

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