Ex-Carroll deputy seeks reinstatement He claims he was unfairly fired

January 19, 1993|By Staff Report

A former Carroll sheriff's deputy who was fired after 19 year on the job tried to convince an Anne Arundel County Circuit judge yesterday that he should be reinstated and paid back wages.

In an hour-long hearing in Annapolis before Circuit Judge Eugene M. Lerner, Sgt. Paul F. Nolte said he was unfairly fired by Carroll Sheriff John H. Brown last March 27.

The three-member sheriff's department trial board reviewed -Z Sergeant Nolte's firing in June and upheld Sheriff Brown's action.

Sergeant Nolte filed his appeal of that decision last May.

"The board in its recommendations admitted that the dismissal was not for cause but recommended dismissal anyway," his appeal said. The appeal did not state a reason for the firing.

Judge Lerner said he will issue his ruling later.

Sergeant Nolte was the second former deputy to challenge a firing by Sheriff Brown last year.

Deputy Marvin V. Hewitt, who had worked for the department for more than 11 years, was fired April 15 after the sheriff reviewed the results of a March disciplinary hearing by the trial board.

Following the hearing -- convened for undisclosed reasons -- the board had recommended that Sheriff Brown place a written reprimand in Deputy Hewitt's file.

However, court records show that Sheriff Brown disagreed.

"The charges speak for themselves," the sheriff wrote on Deputy Hewitt's dismissal form. "This contempt for authority cannot and will not be tolerated. "

The appeal is pending.

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