Shamefull. The news said she was over the limit they should throw the book at her but like usual the court system will let it slide. A young man dies and she is not seriously injured? This is crazy. Now it comes out she was on drugs also why do we let people get away with this kind of behavior?
joetheplumber your funny. The city stated that claim and it was denied by even the Veteran's Administration but oh yea I'm sure it's just what you read and I'm sure you always believe that right. Get all the facts before making a decision. I was against this man at first until I started listening to the facts. There is not too much fighting the city can do now this guy has beat them in every court they have been in......something must have convinced not one, not two but three courts to overrule the city. You must be a friend of Chief Cooper or Chief Dodd seeing as how these are the individuals saying things that could not be backed up by facts.
SavartiTN I think your only reading the points you want " However, an employer may not discriminate against any employee on the basis of the employee's race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin, or disability." There was a tape of Chief Cooper telling this man why he was fired and it had nothing to do with being unfit. Ex-Chief Cooper stated "You can't have PTSD". Nothing further. And why is nobody even thing about the old assistant chief Jennie Snyder? Didn't Cooper find her a job inside? Instead of throwing mud officer Hoback never brought these issues up because it was so obvious. I will also point out that the jury decision was one of the fastest in federal court history.......must have been something there. It's also funny that he continues to be a police office in another city now and still has nothing but high marks from his current supervisors. He already won his job back in State court almost a year ago and now he has won this one.....so like it or not he will be back and the Chief still cost the city extra money. Good Job.
SavartiTN maybe you should have came to the court room and watched this as several of us did all this week. Half of the stuff you just put in your statement were statements from cooper and the newspaper and were proven wrong in court but you like many others judge people without knowing the whole facts. And yea I'll correct you because you are wrong, you can't just fire someone for whatever reason they what. You must have been thinking about the hire and fire at will state comment several people make and give to employees when they want to fire someone, but no legaly you can't do that. And amnestiUSAF84 you are right about your statement but witness and paperwork also proven officer did in fact see combat so maybe he was one of the few.
So what job was that schoolteacher? I have the privalige of working where this hearing in taking place and Mr. Hoback's father is retired military, he didn't work anywhere here so I'm not too sure you have that right. And macropetala8 have you ever been in combat? The things that have come out would cause all of us to loose sleep. Mr. Cooper testified on the stand today that he fired him without regard to the ADA. macropetala8 I had the same attitude at first then I researched him after I heard a lot of this. He was an outstanding officer and the citizens in his East Lake community signed a petition with over 400 names stating they wanted him back and what a good officer he was. This is uncommon as petitions are usually to get things changed or people moved not to get them to stay. I'm not for or against police officers but if an officer actually cared about my neighborhood and the people within it like this guy did (was stated by citizens) then he has to be different from the rest. That seems to be the reason Cooper fired him because he was outspoken. The city has tried to taint this man's image trying to get the jury to forget it's an ADA lawsuit and get them focusing on something else. This is a sad sad case and makes me feel ashamed to say I live in Chattanooga. Good Luck Officer Hoback I'm sure you will need it against the corrupt politics in this town.