Warwick commissioners follow through with police chief's dismissal
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:43:12 GMT —
The City of Warwick held a hearing Thursday night regarding the dismissal of police chief David Morris.
Morris had a chance to plead his case and call forth witnesses. Morris went through the list of reasons regarding his dismissal and told commissioners every reason they gave was false.
Morris also called every officer that worked under him as a witness and asked them if he enforced a quota while in office. All officers said there was no quota, all that was asked of them was to prove they worked their entire shift.
Tommy Coleman, the city attorney, said the commission did not have to plead their case because Morris was an at will employee and they can terminate him for any reason or no reason.
After Morris spoke his peace, the commissioners went into executive session.
Commissioners decided at the end of the meeting, in a 3-2 vote, that they would follow through with the dismissal of Morris.