Fired Sheriffs given jobs back

An arbitrator has awarded the jobs of two Essex county Guards back to them after they were fired for racially charged comments. The guards, union president Jerry Enos, and union treasurer and webmaster K. Ricky Thompson were fired for a posting on the Union website that indicated that Sheriff Frank Cousins should be assassinated by the same man who assassinated Martin Luther King Jr. Neither of them wrote the posting, but holding them responsible Cousins fired both. The arbitrator also awarded back pay, and did not rule on the legitimacy of the firing, instead stating that the firing took too long to occur. Cousins plans to appeal.

Attorney Ronald A. Sellon

About Attorney Ronald A. Sellon

Ronald A. Sellon is a licensed Attorney in the state of Massachusetts and U.S. District Court, Massachusetts as well as a Sergeant with a Municipal Police Department and U.S. military Veteran. Additionally, he has taught Criminal Procedure at the Massachusetts State Police Academy in New Braintree and has written a text on Criminal Procedure for police field training officer programs. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, was a 2008 recipient of the Massachusetts Coalition of Police (Mass C.O.P.) Presidents award and holds a Bachelors Degree in Law Enforcement, a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, and a Juris Doctor Law Degree. Questions related to content material may be directed to RSellon@PoliceLegalPromotions.com
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