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Sunday, February 19, 2012

[AL] Who's the Boss? Sheriff Ana Franklin is. Deputy Fanning can appeal if he wants to, but...


..."These are serious charges," [Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin] said... [Deputy Donald] Fanning’s termination is final regardless of the outcome of any court case, Franklin said. "He can ask to appeal it, but deputy sheriffs are appointed by the sheriff and they work at the will of the sheriff, and they can be terminated at any time and it’s not subject to appeal," she said....

MORGAN COUNTY DEPUTY ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
WAFF
Source: Limestone County Sheriff's Department
Posted: Feb 16, 2012
[Excerpt] A Morgan County Sheriff's deputy was arrested on domestic violence charges. Donald Fanning turned himself in Wednesday night on a warrant charging him with domestic violence and strangulation. Fanning also has two felony domestic violence warrants out on him from the Huntsville Police Department... [Full article here]

MORGAN DEPUTY ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
The News Courier in Athens, Alabama
Adam Smith
February 17, 2012
[Excerpts] A Morgan County sheriff’s deputy is being held in the Limestone County Jail and is out of a job after being charged with domestic violence... His bail has been set at $30,000. Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin said Fanning has been terminated from the department. “He had not turned in his uniform, but he has been notified (of his termination),” she said... [Full article here]

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGES TO COST DEPUTY: Jailed Morgan officer to be fired
The Decatur Daily
By Seth Burkett
2/17/12
[Excerpts] A Morgan County deputy arrested on domestic violence charges will be terminated from his job, Sheriff Ana Franklin said Thursday... Fanning faces charges of second-degree domestic violence and strangulation. Both are Class B felonies. Franklin said she told Fanning on Thursday afternoon that he was being terminated for conduct unbecoming a law enforcement officer, but the paperwork on his dismissal had not been completed. She said Fanning would be given an official termination letter later. “It was ordered in a protection from abuse order that all weapons be surrendered, so he’s unable to perform the duties of his job, and his conduct relative to this case was such that he needed to be terminated,” Franklin said. “These are serious charges,” she said... Fanning’s termination is final regardless of the outcome of any court case, Franklin said. “He can ask to appeal it, but deputy sheriffs are appointed by the sheriff and they work at the will of the sheriff, and they can be terminated at any time and it’s not subject to appeal,” she said... [Full article here]
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