Former police chief files federal lawsuit against Jasper, other defendants
BEAUMONT - Attorneys for a police chief who was fired from his job in Jasper have filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Jasper, Mayor Mike Lout and KJAS radio owned by the Mayor, claiming they "conspired to not only terminate Rodney Pearson's employment as Chief of Police but destroy his reputation through the Mayor-owned local radio station, social media sites and other media outlets."
Mayor Lout strongly denies the allegations.
"I acted in the best interests of the City," Mayor Lout told KFDM News. "My radio station covered it as a news story. However, I had nothing to do with the story."
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