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John Dancler, the L.A. traffic cop fired for appearing in a porno while on duty, stays fired

Officer John Dancler
Officer John Dancler Screenshot via NBC LA

A Los Angeles parking enforcement officer who was fired for appearing in a pornographic movie while on duty will not be reinstated, officials determined today.

The firing of Officer John Dancler, a 23-year veteran of the Bureau of Parking Enforcement, was upheld by the city’s Civil Service Commission, which made a similar ruling in January following the officer’s July 2011 dismissal by the city.

Last year Dancler and a fellow officer were propositioned out of the blue by a film crew asking them to be in their pornographic video -- on duty, in uniform and alongside their city patrol car -- and Dancler apparently thought, what the heck.

He should have thought again. Although he pleaded for his job in January, apologizing and saying it was a mistake, Dancler was let go by the Civil Service Commission. He appealed, and the board upheld its decision in a 4-0 vote, according to NBC.

NBC says Dancler made “an emotional last-ditch appeal to save his job” during the half-hour meeting in downtown L.A. today -- but no dice. One commissioner on the board dubbed his actions “inappropriate,” and fellow commissioners unanimously agreed.

The video in question reportedly shows a porn actress as she approaches men working working in various capacities. In this case, she approached two traffic cops and reportedly got one to spank and fondle her -- that would be Dancler -- and the other to let her into the patrol car, where she does unspeakable things to herself.

NBC, which broke the original story, says the scandal resulted in a shakeup at Parking Enforcement, which brings in more than $100 million in parking tickets each year.

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