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Police officer fired after pulling over, the detention of daughter and boyfriend

An Ohio police officer was fired after an internal investigation discovered he had abused his power, after pulling over, and the arrest of his daughter and her friend without a cause.

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An Ohio police officer was fired after an internal investigation discovered he had abused his power, after pulling over, and the arrest of his daughter and her friend without a cause.

John Kovach, Jr., a 26-year veteran, was fired after the Lorain Police found the traffic stop was an “abuse of power.”

Dashcam footage from the patrolman’s cruiser showed the officer pulling over a silver car on April 16, the Chronicle-Telegram reported. The car contained three passengers: Katlyn Kovach, 18, his daughter; Makai Coleman, 18, her boyfriend and a friend. The images showed that Kovach is not to tell that the shipment he pulled about a car.

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Kovach told Coleman to step out of the vehicle, because “he goes to prison.” When Coleman asked why, the officer said, “Have a seat in my car. We’ll make [expletive] as we go.” The teenager proceeds to sit in the back of the cruiser.

The agent was able to search Coleman’s car after the identification of his daughter with the computer to a friend’s house, FOX 8 reported. Kovach threatened to give, the friend, who was sitting in the car, a ticket for not wearing her seat belt.

The mother of the girl who saw the incident where she walked into the house and said she was calling the police. At the moment, the coordinators tried to contact Kovach about a road rage incident, but he did not respond.

Kovach did not know that his daughter was also in the car at the time of the traffic stop, investigators said. As soon as he saw that she was there, he demanded her to step out of the vehicle.

The teenager was seen yelling at her father, “with his badge and uniform to intimidate her and her boyfriend,” FOX 8 reported.

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In an off-camera exchange between Kovach and his daughter, she was heard to say that he couldn’t take on her, since she was 18.

“Give me a reason, by law. Daddy, why push me? Why are you [expletive] is going to push me? Why are you doing this?” they say.

The research also found that Kovach lied to his supervisors about the traffic stop. He told investigators he did not approve of his daughter’s relationship with Coleman, but didn’t give a reason.

He said he had the appeal of his termination.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

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