Milwaukee crossing guard fired after being burned in domestic incident wants job back
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A former Milwaukee crossing guard is asking the Fire and Police Commission for her job back.
Paula Popp was fired for a domestic incident in November. Popp's attorney gave a public statement for her client Thursday night. She says Popp got into a fight with her daughter over a missing check and during the fight her daughter's boyfriend poured boiling water on her. MPD then fired Popp for unbecoming conduct.
"My client was a victim. She was horribly burned. She received the termination notice while she was having surgery for skin grafts," Popp's attorney Robin Shellow said.
Popp has been released from the hospital and is at home recovering from her burns. If she appeals her firing it will go to the Fire and Police Commission for a vote.