MOUNT CARMEL, TN (WJHL)- An appeal hearing is set for Mount Carmel’s former assistant police chief who was fired last month. Mount Carmel City Attorney John Peavy confirmed the Board of Mayor and Aldermen will hear Phillip Robinette’s appeal on Wednesday, July 13 at 7 p.m. at city hall.
Mount Carmel Police Chief Jeff Jackson fired Robinette in early June after reviewing the results of two internal investigations. Robinette 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 worked with the Mount Carmel Police Department since 2014.
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