Council Approves Counter-Suit vs. Harper

Meridian, Miss.
The city of Meridian is suing former police captain, Dean Harper.

Meridian City Council president, Dr. George Thomas, said the members voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the counter-suit.

Thomas says Harper is accused by former police chief, James Lee, of turning in false time cards and accepting payment. Harper is being asked to repay roughly $6,000.

In January, Harper filed a federal lawsuit against the city claiming his civil rights were violated.