Thursday, September 15, 2011

Chattanooga Police Officer Awarded $680,000 for Wrongful Termination by City

The reports that a Federal Court jury on Thursday awarded $680,000 in damages to a former Chattanooga Police Officer who was terminated related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from his service in Iraq. The award against the city of Chattanooga was for Mickel Hoback. Here is more on the case.

Attorneys Phil Lawrence and Michael Richardson said he served well as a police officer from 2000 to his time in the service from June 2004 to December 2005. He then returned to the police force.

Then-Police Chief Freeman Cooper terminated him when he learned that he had been involuntarily committed to a Veterans Administration facility.

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