IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An arbitrator is ordering the reinstatement of an Iowa trooper who was responsible for hazing a fellow recruit during basic training in 2008.
Arbitrator Harvey Nathan says in the ruling that Joshua Guhl engaged in misconduct when he grabbed his bunkmate, handcuffed him, pulled down his pants and put powder on his buttocks.
He says Guhl plotted with other recruits in an attempt to humiliate the man and get him to quit.
But Nathan wrote that academy leaders failed to “be on top of misbehavior in the barracks.” He says the academy should’ve uncovered and investigated the issue earlier and disciplined all the recruits who were involved.
Guhl said Wednesday that he’s relieved by the ruling, which was obtained by The Associated Press.