COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that a former Mississippi police officer filed after he was fired.
The Columbus City Council removed Reginald Adams as an investigator in March 2019.
He filed a lawsuit in May 2020, claiming wrongful termination and violation of privacy.
The lawsuit said three council members improperly told the Commercial Dispatch that Adams would be disciplined for driving a police vehicle to another city to apply for a job.
U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock dismissed Adams’ lawsuit Wednesday for failure to state a claim, meaning Adams did not present enough evidence to prove he was fired unjustly.