Ex-Fire Chief In Kingfisher Appeals Termination

Ponca City Now - October 10, 2013 10:53 am

KINGFISHER, Okla. (AP) – The former fire chief of Kingfisher is appealing after he was fired last month by the city manager.

Randy Poindexter filed the appeal with the city after City Manager Dave Slezickey fired him Sept. 25. According to The Oklahoman Poindexter’s appeal says his termination was an "orchestrated farce" executed by the city manager to discredit him.

Poindexter’s appeal cited three reasons for his termination: failing to get permission to buy a used cardiac monitor-defibrillator for $25, requesting comp time for hours worked outside of his normal schedule, and not seeking permission to go to Washington in July for a lobbying trip.

Poindexter’s attorney says Poindexter worked the extra hours to respond to emergencies. The city manager declined to comment on the appeal.


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