Former City of Meridian employee appeals termination

The City of Meridian vs. Rita Jack hearing was held Tuesday at city hall.
The City of Meridian vs. Rita Jack hearing was held Tuesday at city hall.(WTOK)
Published: Nov. 30, 2022 at 12:10 AM CST
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - UPDATE: The decision in the City of Meridian vs. Rita Jack hearing is set to be released Dec. 8. A ruling did not happen Tuesday night due to the severe storms that rolled through our area.

The hearing about the former police lieutenant’s bid for reinstatement lasted well over 7 hours.

The Meridian Police Department contends Jack claimed time for which she was not working. Jack’s attorney said she followed protocol.

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(Original story posted appears below:)

A hearing Tuesday in Meridian centered on the case of the City of Meridian vs. Rita Jack, who was fired from her job at the Police Department earlier this year.

The hearing lasted well over 7 hours. News 11 does not know what decision was reached, if any.

Jack filed a civil service appeal of her termination and was seeking reinstatement.

Police Chief Deborah Young was questioned at the hearing by Jack’s attorney. Jack was accused of falsifying work hours for a period of five months.

The ruling for Jack will be on December 8th.

News 11 will update this story when additional information is confirmed.