A police officer fired for masturbating in a tanning room had no constitutional right to privacy, a federal judge has ruled.

Sexual activity in “public places” is not protected by the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Northern District Judge David N. Hurd ruled in Fiore v. Town of Whitestown, 6:07-cv-00797, in upholding an upstate town’s decision to dismiss the officer.

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