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Police Suspension

Neither side is saying much, but a Dothan police captain who's job is on the line has been officially informed of the allegations against him.

The specific accusations against Captain Jim Smith remain unknown at this time.

Smith was placed on administrative leave with pay last week.

He met with Chief John White Tuesday afternoon at the Dothan Civic Center for a determination hearing. The hearing lasted all of ten minutes.

Sources say he's accused of sending anonymous letters to city officials criticizing the chief and his administration.

Chief White now has three days to decide Smith's fate.

The 19-year veteran of the Dothan Police Department could be suspended without pay, demoted or even fired.

Smith would have ten days to appeal the decision to the Dothan Personnel Board.

The board would then schedule another hearing within 30 days.


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