EEOC Rules in Favor of Fired Trooper

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Michael McField, of Horn Lake, was one of two troopers who spoke publicly about alleged discrimination in the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol. He was fired in July for alleged insubordination and unprofessional conduct.

The EEOC recommended Tuesday that McField get back wages from July 2009 and $50,000 in damages.

But Department of Public Commissioner Steve Simpson told The Clarion-Ledger that he does not intend to reinstate McField.

The agency is not bound by the EEOC ruling. McField says he plans to continue his appeals.

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