Texas Police Chief Fired After Balking On Perjury, He Says

Law360, Dallas (January 8, 2013, 3:23 PM EST) -- A former Texas police chief on Monday said he was fired for refusing to perjure himself in a lawsuit against the city and for failing to arrest the plaintiff in that suit despite pressure from the mayor and city attorney.

Gilbert Towns Sr., who led the police force in Pelican Bay, Texas, for about five years, also seeks an injunction to stop the city from issuing a dishonorable discharge report and force it to comply with a state administrative law judge’s order that the report should...
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