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Mayor: Officers Should Be Fired

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Charleston Mayor Danny Jones says he won't put up with any double-dipping by employees of the city's police department.

He says if any officers are indicted by a grand jury for such an offense, they should be fired. Tuesday's announcement came just six days before a former Charleston police detective is to go on trial for allegedly working as a security guard while on duty for the department.

James Nowling Junior was fired in 2004 after officials found out about his dual employment at the Charleston Town Center and Wesbanco.

He faces charges of obtaining money by a fraudulent scheme and computer fraud. Nowling, who is black, has maintained that he was singled out. He says white officers also double- and triple-dipped but were not disciplined.

While Nowling has declined to name these other officers, they could be identified during his trial.

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