CLEVELAND – Cleveland police sources confirm to WKYC that outspoken union president Steve Loomis has been ousted in a union member vote Tuesday.
He will be replaced in January by Det. Jeff Follmer, who had formerly served as union president.
Loomis has served as police union president from 2006 to 2011, and began his latest term in November of 2014.
He released this statement regarding the election results:
The silver lining in this election is that I will now be able to focus on my family and my health. I wish all those elected the best going forward and expect them to continue the work and success this union has been committed to. I will continue to devote my career to championing our profession and our law-abiding citizens in any way I can. I am proud of my service to both union and city and will sleep very well knowing I will be leaving them in better shape than I found them in.
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