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Officer loses appeal; K-9 dog finds home


November 15, 2019

Cloquet Police Department photo

Former Cloquet police officer Scott Holman was in the K-9 unit with the dog Raja. Raja was recently retired due to health issues and was adopted Wednesday.

Five months after his dismissal, a former Cloquet police detective is in the news again.

Scott Holman, a 22-year member of the department, lost an arbitration case appealing his dismissal this week. His name also came up during last week's Cloquet city council meeting when the council voted to retire Holman's former K-9 partner, Raja, because of health issues.

City officials learned Tuesday that the city prevailed in a grievance arbitration case between the city and Teamsters Local 346, Holman's union.

At the heart of the dispute was the question of whether the city had the right to fire H...

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