Harper Preparing Appeal

Meridian, Miss.

The attorney for fired Meridian police captain, Dean Harper, says he is preparing an appeal in Harper's recent court case.

Harper was found guilty last week of impersonating a Meridian police officer in a case from last year, after he was let go by the department.

He called dispatch to ask a question while working as a campus police officer for Mississippi State University, using his MPD call sign.

Harper's attorney, Bill Ready, Jr., maintains it was a simple mistake and the charges should have been dismissed.