Judge: Holliday Dismissed

Updated: 8/29/2013 11:55 A.M.

A a ruling from Wood County Circuit Judge Jeff Reed upheld the dismissal of Parkersburg Police Officer Floyd Holliday, and Mayor Bob Newell told WTAP Thursday morning he is no longer on the payroll.

The police civil service commission overruled an earlier decision terminating him, allowing Holliday to remain on paid leave since 2010.

Judge Reed's ruling says Holliday's actions, in his words, cast doubts on his honesty and integrity.

Holliday does have 120 days to appeal the judge's ruling.

Holliday's attorney, George Cosenza, told WTAP he has not yet seen the ruling, and had no comment.

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Updated: 01/30/2013 11:55 A.M.

The city of Parkersburg plans to appeal the latest ruling on a police officer fired more than two years ago.

The Civil Service Commission repeated, with some clarification, its 2010 ruling that officer Floyd Holliday should not have been dismissed by the city.

City Attorney Joe Santer tells the News Center the city's appeal should be filed within the next two weeks.

Holliday's attorney could then file a response to that appeal.

Holliday is accused of neglecting to record evidence and instead keeping it for himself.

He's also accused of downloading porn to another officer's laptop.

He remains on paid leave from the police force.

Santer believes the case will eventually be decided by the West Virginia Supreme Court.
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The case of an officer fired last year gets a different judge.

Judge Jeff Reed takes over the case of former Parkersburg Police Officer Floyd Holliday.

Holliday is accused of neglecting to record evidence and instead keeping it for himself.

He's also accused of downloading porn to another officer's laptop.

The Police Civil Service Commission overruled that and Floyd Holliday has been on paid leave for more than a year.

Earlier this year, his attorney requested Holliday receive back pay for six months in 2010.

Before taking himself off the case, Judge J.D. Beane granted that motion, but the city is appealing.


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