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BOW May Decide Capt. Taylor’s Employment Thurs.

Posted On September 26, 2013

By Mike Perleberg

 

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Doug Taylor’s employment status with the City of Lawrenceburg and Lawrenceburg Police Department could be decided Thursday, September 26.

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(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – A Lawrenceburg Police officer could learn Thursday if he will keep his job or be fired.

 

Lawrenceburg Police Captain Doug Taylor has been on administrative leave from the department since his 2011 arrest for campaigning while on duty and in uniform.

 

He is currently subject to a deferred prosecution agreement which could see felony charges of Ghost Employment and Official Misconduct reduced to misdemeanors. Part of that agreement included Taylor resigning his seat on Lawrenceburg City Council in March.

 

The Lawrenceburg Board of Works has held four termination hearings concerning Taylor over the past month. In those meetings, Taylor and his attorney have maintained that he is being targeted for blowing the whistle on alleged wrongdoing by other city officials.

 

The board met in a closed-door executive session on Wednesday.

 

On Thursday, the BOW is set to meet in a work session at 4:00 p.m. to discuss information received and make a personnel decision, presumably concerning Taylor. The public meeting will be held at Lawrenceburg City Hall, 230 Walnut Street.

 

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