The Georgia Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday morning in the case filed by former Jefferson police chief Darren Glenn against the City of Jefferson.
The court will determine whether Glenn can proceed with his lawsuit against the city. In December, a Superior Court judge in Jackson County ruled that Glenn could proceed with the case. The City of Jefferson appealed this ruling.
Glenn was fired by the city in June 2006 after the city received threats of a lawsuit from one of Glenn’s employees who had been demoted in 2005. Glenn sued individual Jefferson leaders in 2008, saying he was not allowed to clear his name after the officials made “false and stigmatizing statements” about his firing.
Glenn won a first round legal fight with Jefferson shortly after he was fired when an unemployment compensation office ruled in Glenn’s favor. Glenn also survived a lengthy GBI probe after a grand jury decided not to indict him.