Fired Tennessee Police Chief Files $1.5M Lawsuit

July 19, 2010

Red Bank, Tennessee’s fired police chief has filed a damage lawsuit that contends a secret City Hall conspiracy led to his dismissal.

Former police Chief Larry Sneed’s suit says three city commissioners and the city manager conspired to fire him.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the suit seeks Sneed’s reinstatement and $1.5 million, which is almost a third of the Chattanooga suburb’s budget for fiscal 2011.

City Manager Chris Dorsey, Vice Mayor Monty Millard, Commissioner Greg Jones, Commissioner Floy Pierce and the City of Red Bank are named as defendants. They have stayed quiet about the former chief’s July 2 firing and declined comment.

City Attorney Arnold Stulce in a statement obtained by the newspaper denied any political conspiracy behind the dismissal.

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