Warren Circuit Judge Steve Wilson reversed the decision by the Bowling Green City Commission to fire Officer Brad Fulks.
Judge Wilson ruled the city violated due process in the case by withholding witness statements, giving Fulks late notice of his suspension, and separating the charges against him.
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Wilson is sending the case back to the city commission for a new hearing. Alan Simpson is Brad Fulks' co-counsel. He welcomes the chance to clear his client's name.
"Give us the information we were entitled to by statute, in order that we could properly prepare for a hearing. That's the bottom line."
The charges against Fulks include allowing under-age drinking in his apartment, using a police department breathalyzer in his apartment, disobeying a direct order from a supervisor and acts bordering on stalking.
Mayor Elaine Walker said the city may appeal Judge Wilson's ruling. "If this means we need to bring it back before us for another hearing, then clearly we are willing to do that. If it means going forward on appeal, and again that's something that, once the decision is made, we will stand firm behind that."
Prior to his dismissal, Fulks had been a Bowling Green police officer for five years.
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