Judge: Mayoral Contender Gets Job Back

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A Circuit Court judge ruled that the city's reading of a law forcing employees who want to run for office to resign was overly broad. The ruling says the mayor does not have the authority to supervise police department employees;' only the police chief does.

Marion Serious Lewis says he intends to ask the city to reinstate him at his former rank of Captain, which paid about $100,000 a year. That may have to wait, however. The city attorney has indicated he plans to appeal.

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