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Toledo Police union calling on council to address Sykes

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Toledo Police union leaders are pushing for city council and the mayor to give Councilman Larry Sykes "appropriate punishment."

The president of the Toledo Police patrolman's association sent a letter Tuesday charging that Sykes has violated the city charter and should forfeit his office. Click here to read it.

"We'll wait to see what happens with council, if not we're going to move forward," TPPA president Dan Wagner told 13abc.  "Larry is used to this type of behavior where he just acts in a certain way and just walks away."

Sykes claimed he was profiled during a traffic stop earlier this year.

A police investigation found officers did nothing wrong. Sykes later apologized.

"Someone spun this the wrong way," Sykes said in a previous interview with 13abc.  "I got my answers, I'm happy."

But the TPPA says more needs to be done.

The union is asking council to have a public hearing on the matter.

If members can't or don't act, Wagner says they'll hand over the information to a special prosecutor to find out if Sykes actions meet requirements to file charges.

"We're police officers and he walked up and gave us a sucker punch," Wagner said.  "He's not just going to walk away and not feel any repercussions from it."

Larry Sykes declined to comment on the letter.

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