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Fired Kingston cop disputes city's decision

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KINGSTON, Okla. -- Acting on a written complaint of workplace discrimination, the Kingston City Council terminated former Assistant Police Chief Scott Brown on Thursday night.

Brown alleges that he he failed to get a fair hearing.

The pink slip decision followed three-and-a-half hours of closed-door testimony in Brown's case.

Brown was demoted in August and then was suspended without pay.

The complaint, filed on September 11, originated with Kingston police Officer Teri Abshire.

After hearing testimony from many individuals, Council member Arthur Hackler said the Kingston police chief recommended termination for Brown.

"I'm not an investigator; I listen to what other people tell me, there are experts that tells us," Hackler said. "The people from the police department verified there was workplace environment stuff going on there. And other than that, I have nothing else, I can prove nothing."

Brown alleged that the Council had already made a decision to let him go before the hearing.

"They don't want to hold a true investigation," he said. "There's no written evidence. They want to take verbal statements from people, there's no writing of evidence. The decision was made the time the complaint was made."

We do not know if Abshire plans to take any further legal action against the Kingston Police Department.

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