Sophia official asks judge to dismiss...

Sophia official asks judge to dismiss ex-cops lawsuit

There are 13 comments on the Charleston Daily Mail story from May 24, 2012, titled Sophia official asks judge to dismiss ex-cops lawsuit. In it, Charleston Daily Mail reports that:

BECKLEY, W.Va. -- Sophia Police Chief Tomi Peck and others say they did nothing wrong in firing the town's only black police officer after six months on the job, and they want his lawsuit dismissed.

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Don

Oak Hill, WV

#1 May 24, 2012
I hope it doesn't get dismissed, this town is full of corrupt people and it starts at the top. If he can prove it, it should get his day in court.
igorant

United States

#2 May 24, 2012
he was still on probation and she did not need a reason. so, no he doesnt deserve his day in court, it is just a waste of taxpayers money.
Chris

United States

#3 May 24, 2012
igorant wrote:
he was still on probation and she did not need a reason. so, no he doesnt deserve his day in court, it is just a waste of taxpayers money.
Bet if it were YOU fired for "no reason" you would have a different opinion.
grunt

Ardsley, NY

#4 May 24, 2012
Chris wrote:
<quoted text>Bet if it were YOU fired for "no reason" you would have a different opinion.
He WAS fired for a reason. He allegedly skipped out on a bar tab, a misdemeanor crime, and allegedly refused to have a sit down with chief peck. He was subsequently fired for insubordination.
Risk

Beckley, WV

#5 May 24, 2012
Chris wrote:
<quoted text>Bet if it were YOU fired for "no reason" you would have a different opinion.
That's the risk you take when you work in an at will state. It could happen to any of us.
white mama

Oak Hill, WV

#6 Jun 4, 2012
I think the paper said it all,BLACK COP ,hey im sorry but what do us white ppl get to complain about ,I have had many black friends in my life and i am not against anyone of any color, but after awhile you do get tired of hearing it.
Chris

United States

#7 Jun 4, 2012
grunt wrote:
<quoted text>
He WAS fired for a reason. He allegedly skipped out on a bar tab, a misdemeanor crime, and allegedly refused to have a sit down with chief peck. He was subsequently fired for insubordination.
key word, "allegedly"
BiGal

Parkersburg, WV

#8 Jun 21, 2012
Chris wrote:
<quoted text>Bet if it were YOU fired for "no reason" you would have a different opinion.
WV is a right to work state and an employer does not have to have a reason to fire you even if u are black. Don't get me wrong I think Tomi pecker is a joke and I would not defend her for any reason. But it doesn't matter where in America if a black man gets fired he hollers racism and I am just sick of it.
Lynn

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Jun 21, 2012
BiGal wrote:
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WV is a right to work state and an employer does not have to have a reason to fire you even if u are black. Don't get me wrong I think Tomi pecker is a joke and I would not defend her for any reason. But it doesn't matter where in America if a black man gets fired he hollers racism and I am just sick of it.
I'm not sick of it. A day in court keeps you honkeys in line. You need to warn a person and then council them in writing before firing them. They have to sign the councelling and not make progress before they are fired. If not they can draw un-employment and the employers un-employment payments are raised. If he was mis-treated I hope he burns their ass.
Wowwwezzzers

Shelocta, PA

#10 Aug 3, 2012
Is he the only black cip in beckley? I thought it was more than that.
backley snodgrass

Beckley, WV

#11 Aug 3, 2012
Wowwwezzzers wrote:
Is he the only black cip in beckley? I thought it was more than that.
U r an idiot. He WAS a police officer in Sophia. Not Beckley. I'm guessing you failed reading comprehension tests in school.
Big1

Mount Hope, WV

#12 Aug 3, 2012
BiGal wrote:
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WV is a right to work state and an employer does not have to have a reason to fire you even if u are black. Don't get me wrong I think Tomi pecker is a joke and I would not defend her for any reason. But it doesn't matter where in America if a black man gets fired he hollers racism and I am just sick of it.
Wva is not a right to work state.
mike

Beckley, WV

#13 Aug 4, 2012
Tomi Peck has been nothing but a jerk since her days starting in Beckley, she has always pushed her authority because she has a badge on her chest and now has young punk kids doing it for her. Another BIG MISTAKE by the town of Sophia, Danny Barr backed up by Tomi Peck, this town is completely lost.

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