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Muscle Shoals Officer Appeals Termination
Posted on January 01, 2013
In an update from an earlier story, a Tuscumbia attorney, representing former Muscle Shoals police officer Greg Scoggins, who was fired for shooting and killing a deer on federal property while on duty, said his client plans to appeal the termination.
Billy Underwood said Monday he has sent a letter to Muscle Shoals Police Chief Robert Evans and Muscle Shoals Mayor David Bradford informing them of his client’s decision to appeal the termination.
Evans said Scoggins, who had been with the department since December 2001, was terminated Thursday.
Scoggins had been on administrative leave with pay since the incident took place December 23rd.
According to Muscle Shoals policy, Scoggins has three business days to appeal his termination directly to Bradford. If the mayor upholds the termination, Scoggins can appeal to the city’s Civil Service Board.
Officials said Scoggins is accused of shooting and killing the deer on Tennessee Valley Authority property.