published Monday, April 8th, 2013

Chattanooga police officer denied reinstatement

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    Former Chattanoooga Police officer Mickel Hoback, right, leaves the Joel W. Solomon Federal Court with one of his attorneys, Michael Richardson in this 2011 file photo.
    Photo by Patrick Smith /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

A City Council panel voted 2-1 this morning to deny former Chattanooga Police Department Officer Mickel Hoback his job back.

Hoback had appealed his 2009 firing from the force.

Councilmembers Carol Berz and Sally Robinson voted to deny reinstatement, while Andrae McGary voted to give the officer his job back.

Read more in tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

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Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...

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