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Terminated Ohio Chief Files Appeal to Get Job Back

Rayland Village council made the decision to permanently terminate Police Chief Michael Jenkins at a meeting earlier this month. Jenkins is now appealing that decision.

NEWS9 obtained a copy of the appeal filed in Jefferson County Court, which claims the removal decision, "was not supported by reliable, probative, and substantial evidence and was not made in accordance with the law."

In the appeal, Jenkins also asserts that, "none of his actions justify removal from his position as Chief of Police, but that he was removed due to personality conflicts and not being 'Rayland people' as testified by the Mayor after four years on the job without any disciplinary action."

Jenkins wants Judge David Henderson to reverse the decision. He also wants to be reinstated with an award of all back pay and lost benefits. He also asked to be awarded his attorney fees and costs incurred.

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