Judge: Holliday Dismissed

By: Todd Baucher Email
By: Todd Baucher Email

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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  • by nobody Location: hell on Aug 16, 2012 at 09:15 PM
    I want to hear holliday side of the story if the city is wanting him off the force they would of done it a few years ago there more to the story than they want you to know that is my opionion of the story it sounds kina made up maybe holliday found something on the other officer computer and knew they was dirty nobody knows the truth about the story mayebe he did what they said it been almost 2 years i say there more to the story than they want to say
  • by anonymous Location: point pleasant wv on Aug 16, 2012 at 09:08 PM
    Why dont the news talk to holliday about this if the civil service commission placed holliday back on leave there has to be more to the story than what they are saying something fishy about this story i think therem more than they are saying and they dont want it go out to the public, why is it a cop that hit somebody in the holding center gets fired quickly but the holliday case has been going on more than 2 years they more to the story so quit complaing this man might of been fired over somethign else how would y feel if this man was fired for something else than what they saying
  • by Anonymous on Jul 25, 2012 at 09:42 AM
    Since this is an obvious sex crime will Holliday be put on the sex offenders list? The question must also be asked about the legitimacy of any of Hollidays' sex crimes arrests. A person who would do something like this would not be above planting internet sex porn evidence onto other people's computers especially people with whom Mr. Holliday has a strong dislike which undoubtedly would be many. As these people as well would have a strong disdain for Holliday as well.
  • by Sick of It on Dec 12, 2011 at 12:48 PM
    Here is what needs to happen to this case. The firing needs to be upheld and Mr. Holiday needs to give the city back the money he was paid. He did not follow proper police procedures of documenting the evidence and taking it to the police station. Then according to two other officers a GPS system was not in the person's belongings when they were returned to his wife. If keeping someone else's stuff for yourself (stealing) wasn't bad enough he was downloading porn on the city's computer while he was on the clock. After he got caught once he used someone else's computer to download porn. So what part of any of that wouldn't be grounds for termination of employment? Police officers should be held to higher standards because they are suppose to ENFORCE the law not break it. Mr. Holiday should be thankful he wasn't charged with petty theft for taking the GPS system. Who knows what else he kept.
  • by Lisa Location: Parkersburg on Dec 12, 2011 at 10:01 AM
    I can't believe I pay the user fee to support dishonest, thieving ex-cops.
  • by Floyd Location: Parkersburg on Dec 10, 2011 at 07:36 PM
    I think I will name my first son "Floyd."
  • by Cheryl Location: Vienna on Dec 9, 2011 at 02:26 PM
    Just peachy, Beane sits on the case for a year and then dumps it on Reed.
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