Dothan Personnel Board Investigation

Attorneys representing four employees with the Dothan Police Department are asking a judge to hold the city personnel board in contempt of court, for continuing to investigate Police Chief John White.

The motion was filed on behalf of Captain Nick Monday, Sergeant Eddie Henderson, Corporal Carl Midkiff and Administrative Assistant Sheila Luker.

Those employees have gone to court to avoid testifying on the grounds that the personnel board does not have the authority to conduct an investigation.

Judge Larry Anderson ordered a stay in the personnel board proceedings last week until a hearing can be held.

The board has interrogated two other police officers since then and attorneys for the employees want the board held in contempt because they claim the order shuts down the entire investigation.

Board attorney Jerry Segrest claims the order applies only to the four employees involved in the case. Judge Anderson has not issued a ruling on the contempt motion.