How An Arbitrator Decided to Uphold The Firing of Everett Police Officer Troy Meade

You can click here to read the arbitrator’s 56 page decision…Everett-EPOA (Meade Decision)-6-9-10
On May 31st, My Everett News obtained the transcripts of the arbitration hearings in the Troy Meade appeal. Officer Meade was fired by Everett Police Chief Jim Scharf for shooting Niles Meservey. Meade filed a response to the firing but the Mayor and new police chief Kathy Atwood upheld Scharf’s decision. The Everett Police Officer’s Association voted to appeal the firing and take it to binding arbitration. The hearings were held back in March of this year. On June 1st arbitrator Janet Gaunt advised My Everett News that she would have no comment about the issuing of her decision as a result of those hearings and other evidence provided to her by the Everett Police Officer’s Association and the City of Everett. On Monday Gaunt’s decision was released to the media by the City of Everett. She upheld Jim Scharf’s decision to fire Troy Meade for his actions on June 10th, 2009 when he shot Niles Meservey behind the Chuckwagon restaurant in Everett. The decision is binding and brings and end to the ordeal that happened almost exactly three years ago. You can also click here to read the entire contents of the arbitrator’s decision.

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