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Amid Lawsuit, Safety Director Declines To Fire Columbus Cop

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus Safety Director Ned Pettus says police officials failed to prove their charges against Lieutenant Melissa McFadden, who is suing the city. 

Police chief Kim Jacobs recommended McFadden be fired last May, claiming she created a hostile work environment and violated federal employment laws. Pettus has declined to uphold the recommendation. McFadden remains on desk duty.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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