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Board Upholds Decision to Fire Muscle Shoals Officer

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After nearly four hours and an executive session, a civil service board unanimously voted to uphold the termination of Greg Scoggins from the Muscle Shoals Police Department Tuesday.

Scoggins appealed his case before the five-member board Tuesday afternoon.

He was fired after police say he shot and killed a deer on TVA property while on duty back in December.

The reasons listed for his termination are possessing an unauthorized firearm, flagrant safety violations and conduct unbecoming of an employee.

Four people were brought to the stand to testify during the hearing, including Scoggins.

His attorneys said they plan to appeal the hearing and sue the city of Muscle Shoals for voting on the issue while in executive session, which they say is against the law.

The state Department of Conservation, Game and Fish has charged Scoggins with three misdemeanors: reckless endangerment, hunting without a permit and hunting with the aid of a motor vehicle. The case will be heard in a Colbert County court Feb. 19.

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