12/06/2013 02:16 EST | Updated 02/05/2014 05:59 EST

Case of fired Alberta police officer sent back to Law Enforcement Review Board

EDMONTON - An Appeal Court has sent the case of a fired central Alberta police officer back to the province's Law Enforcement Review Board for another look.

The Camrose Police Service dismissed Const. Jeffrey MacDonald in July 2012 after he pleaded guilty to misconduct for lying about attending a training course.

MacDonald challenged his firing and the review board overturned the dismissal, noting that he was being treated for depression when the offence occurred.

The Camrose Police Service appealed the board's decision.

The Alberta Court of Appeal has now thrown out the board's ruling that overturned MacDonald's dismissal.

The Appeal Court says the board must consider whether someone who has admitted to deceit, and who has a record of disciplinary convictions, can function effectively as a police officer.