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Federal lawsuit against Vonore dismissed

Published: 8:40 AM, 12/12/2012

Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate

After two years in the court system, a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Town of Vonore was dismissed in United States Federal Court.

Former Vonore Police Chief John Hines had sued the town in 2010 after he said he was unfairly fired for refusing to sit on accusations of sexual misconduct against another police chief.

Hines was demoted from chief to patrolman not long after Larry Summey was elected mayor in September 2009. A short while after the demotion, Hines was fired. Hines did get to make a plea in front of the town council in March 2010, but Summey refused to listen to him and left the meeting.

See full story in the Wednesday, Dec. 12, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.

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