MUSCLE SHOALS — The date has been changed for the city’s Civil Service Board hearing on the termination of a former police officer accused of shooting a deer on federal property while on duty.
Muscle Shoals city attorney Marcel Black said this morning that the hearing date has been moved to Tuesday at 1 p.m. due to a scheduling conflict.
Black said originally the hearing had been scheduled for Jan. 17.
Black said he was notified late Wednesday about the change.
Tuscumbia attorney Billy Underwood, who along with Florence attorney Johnnie Franks is representing Greg Scoggins, filed paperwork Tuesday notifying the city and the Civil Service Board of the appeal.
Underwood said the hearing will be open to the public. Scoggins was terminated Dec. 27.
City officials said he shot and killed a deer on Tennessee Valley Authority property that fronts Second Street. The incident reportedly occurred four days earlier while he was on duty.
Scoggins, who had worked with the department since 2001, was placed on administrative leave and later terminated. Mayor David Bradford upheld the termination after an appeal to him last week.