Fired NC officers who won $4M suit want jobs back

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Two of three former Mocksville police officers who won a $4 million judgment after being fired by the city want their jobs back.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports that Lt. Rick Donathan and Detective Jerry Medlin asked a federal court to return them to their jobs in a motion Tuesday after Mocksville’s town manager retired.

In their lawsuit, the three officers said Town Manager Christine Bralley and former Mocksville Police Chief Robert Cook fired them because they reported corruption to state officials.

Bralley and Cook said the officers were fired because of poor performance.

After winning the lawsuit, Bralley said she didn’t want to re-hire the officers because they would have to fire others to make room and there was animosity to the lawsuit in the police force.


Information from: Winston-Salem Journal,

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