Mount Carmel asst. police chief fired

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MOUNT CARMEL, TN (WJHL)- Mount Carmel Police Chief Jeff Jackson fired his assistant police chief on Friday.

Assistant Police Chief and detective Phillip Robinette’s final day on the job was Friday, June 10. He had been on paid suspension since April 29, according to Robinette’s separation notice obtained by News Channel 11.

In the notice, Chief Jackson said he fired Robinette after reviewing the results of two internal investigations “involving credibility and integrity issues”. Jackson listed six grounds for Robinette’s discharge, including: unauthorized or improper use of official authority, falsification of any town document or record, and harassment or unfair treatment of any person because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, color, national origin, marital status, veteran status, age, sex, or physical disability. Jackson also listed unsatisfactory performance of duties and conduct unbecoming a town employee as reasons for the termination.

Documents show Robinette has been employed with the Mount Carmel Police Department since 2014. Robinette has seven days to request an appeal hearing with the Mount Carmel Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

Jackson said the investigation is on-going and could result in further legal action.

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