Fired Mo. Police Chief Wants Job Back

8 years 4 months 1 week ago Thursday, March 29 2012 Mar 29, 2012 Thursday, March 29, 2012 9:25:00 AM CDT March 29, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

CHAFFEE (AP) - A small-town police chief in southeast Missouri wants his job back after being fired earlier this month following the shooting of a dog.

The Southeast Missourian (http://bit.ly/HmGgPG ) reports that Chaffee chief Jim Chambers was fired by the city council. He has filed for reinstatement but council members say he won't be given his job back.

A Chaffee police incident report from Feb. 19 says an officer shot and killed a dog after being ordered to do so by the police chief and mayor. Prosecutors looked into the case and determined it was unlikely they could get a conviction, and no charges were filed.

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