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State panel rules fired trooper should get job back

Posted January 7, 2011

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— The State Personnel Commission has ruled that a state trooper fired a year ago should be reinstated at his demoted rank and pay.

Trooper Anthony E. Scott, a 15-year veteran of the force, was in the home of a Chatham County woman in 2009 when her estranged husband allegedly attacked her.

The Highway Patrol said Scott was on duty at the time but wasn't at the home on official business. There was no indication whether Scott tried to intervene in the assault.

Scott was demoted and transferred after the incident. During his appeal of the demotion, Secretary of Crime Control and Public Safety Ruben Young fired him.

An administrative law judge ruled in October that Scott should be reinstated at the lower rank, and the Personnel Commission recently agreed with that ruling.

There was no immediate word on whether the Highway Patrol will appeal the decision to Superior Court.

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  • lroyal10900 Jan 7, 2011

    As far as promotions, or lack of, when they're promoted they have to move. So, considering he probably owns a home, has children in school.....he would prefer to stay put.

  • jbarron4950 Jan 7, 2011

    Nice, another adultrous trooper back on the job. Par for the course!!!.....Journey985

    And just where did you pull this from? Did everyone miss something in the story that you didn't. You are assuming!!!!!!!! There are other forms of exercise besides jumping to conclusions and running your mouth. Try getting the facts first before starting rumors and spreading lies.

  • jgrissom1943 Jan 7, 2011

    Appeal is needed. He stood by and did nothing as a crime was being committed. An I missing something?

  • Justin T. Jan 7, 2011

    "Not unusual that he is still a Trooper after fifteen years, the vast majority like the position, very few actually go into supervision. That doesn't make them "underachievers"."

    --Based on the shake ups in administration and bad press... I'd say not taking a supervisory role makes him intelligent.

  • RB-1 Jan 7, 2011

    Does the story say why the guy was fired?

    This sentence...

    "Trooper Anthony E. Scott, a 15-year veteran of the force, was in the home of a Chatham County woman in 2009 when her estranged husband allegedly attacked her."

    Doesn't say.

    This one...

    "Scott was demoted and transferred after the incident. During his appeal of the demotion, Secretary of Crime Control and Public Safety Ruben Young fired him."

    Doesn't either.

  • thinkb4uspeakplz Jan 7, 2011

    Journey985 you are worse than Lyle. How do you know this man wasnt on his lunch hour??? Infact I bet you dont know anything other than what is printed here and have jumped to conclusions! Just because he was in her house doesnt mean they were in bed together at the time. Know BEFORE you blow!!!

  • the people Jan 7, 2011

    Could he also be a victim of circumstance??? Trying to make ole husband mad ,and it turned out he was at wrong place; wrong time?? Sure it could be some thing innocent?? Could of chased some one in garage ,and door shut,right and was about open door when husband appeared!!! could it be??? Sure??? Just because you don't like police don't mean they can not be victim also??!!! Where's the evidence to say other wise???? Or he may not have too many friends to HP,or connected enough,benefit of doubt he has given others should also be tossed his way!!! Talking is not a crime!!! Or is micro-management??? Politics .no not at State Patrol,NEVER!!!??? He possible would change your tire for you!!???? Fair hearing!!! needed!!

  • dwarner3 Jan 7, 2011

    yup, I read the story and would have fired him as well

  • x138GMOU Jan 7, 2011

    Not unusual that he is still a Trooper after fifteen years, the vast majority like the position, very few actually go into supervision. That doesn't make them "underachievers".

  • JKKC Jan 7, 2011

    Lyle, if you have no knowledge of the rank structure and promotion structure of the NCSHP then you should try a novel thing, SHUT UP!!!! How about I knock you for lack of advancement when I have no idea who you are, where you work, how they promote, opportunites available, etc.

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