Oral arg. – August 5, 2014 – Miss.Ct. of App. – firing of MHP officer

Sammy Ray v. Mississippi Department of Public Safety will be heard at 9:00 a.m. August 5, 2014, in the Court of Appeals. Ray was fired for writing and then voiding four warning tickets. He claims this was a practice he learned during MDPS training and that almost all troopers do it. MDPS claims this was the writing of “ghost tickets” done merely to bolster the officer’s workl performance.

Ray’s brief.

MDPS brief

Ray’s rebuttal.

The link for watching the argument live is here.

The panel is composed of Justices Irving, Barnes and Carlton.

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