Sunday, October 25, 2009

We hear the Chattanooga Wal-Mart needs a greeter

Kenneth Freeman, the off-duty Chattanooga, Tennessee police detective whom we previously noted was given a 28-day unpaid suspension from duty earlier this year after he was caught on a surveillance camera shoving to the ground a 71-year-old Wal-Mart greeter who was simply trying to check Freeman's store receipt (pushing another innocent customer through a glass door in the process), has apparently been fired from that department for a variety of reasons completely unrelated to his violence-filled little shopping trip.

Freeman, not happy with this turn of events, is now filing an EEOC discrimination complaint against the Chattanooga City Council alleging racial bias because they wouldn't reinstate him following his appeal, the airing of which shockingly didn't end up improving the bullying now-ex-cop's case:

"He was then terminated by Chief of Police Freeman Cooper in August after several charges of insubordination as well as drinking while armed and other policy infractions.

He appealed his termination to the City Council who, after several hours of testimony including new allegations that he threatened to kill a female friend after she said she intended to inform his wife of their relationship, unanimously upheld his termination."

Yep, it sure sounds like this fine public servant was quite unfairly cashiered (by a black police chief, no less) just because he happens to be black, and for no other legitimate reason.

Happy trails, Mr. Freeman.

1 comment:

Bike Bubba said...

I would hope that the Wal-Mart has better employee screening than the police..... :^)