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Fmr. Dothan police officer challenging job termination

File Photo: Cpl. RaeMonica Carney File Photo: Cpl. RaeMonica Carney
DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) -

A Dothan Police officer is now out of a job. Chief Greg Benton tells WSFA 12 News that as of 10:30 a.m. Monday, Cpl. RaeMonica Carney is no longer with the police force.

Carney has been in a legal battle with the department for several months. She had been suspended earlier in the year for 10 days without pay after posting comments on her personal Facebook page. She appealed the suspension to the personnel board but members upheld the decision. She has since appealed the decision by the board.

Just last week, though, officials confirm Carney was suspended a second time following an incident that happened at her house.

According to Chief Benton, Carney was terminated due to "actions by her that are in violations of personnel rules and regulations that are of an intolerable nature."

Carney's attorney, Sonya Edwards, is firing back. In a statement to WSFA 12 News, she says Cpl. Carney committed no wrong doing. "The Dothan Police Department accused her of "gross insubordination," yet she was an off-duty victim of a minor domestic incident," Edwards said.

Carney's attorney believes her client, "is being railroaded and that the department's true motive is retaliation based on Corporal Carney's pending discrimination, harassment, and constitutional claims."

Carney's attorney confirms her client will appeal her termination. 

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