The hearings of former Leesville Chief of Police Bobby Hickman and former Leesville police officer Michael Cash before the Leesville Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board have been postponed to a later date. The two were scheduled to appear before the board to appeal their terminations from the City of Leesville Police Department.

 


The hearings of former Leesville Chief of Police Bobby Hickman and former Leesville police officer Michael Cash before the Leesville Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board have been postponed to a later date. The two were scheduled to appear before the board to appeal their terminations from the City of Leesville Police Department.
According to James Gaither, chairman of the Civil Service Board, the hearings have been postponed in order to allow the board time to obtain an attorney to represent them in these matters.
"The State Attorney General has to approve the legal representation," Gaither said.
The board will attempt to meet on March 4 to discuss hiring an attorney to represent it in the appeals of Hickman and Cash.
Hickman's hearing was originally scheduled for Friday, March 4, while the hearing for Cash had been scheduled for March 8. Both are appealing their terminations by then Interim City Administrator Willie Banks, Jr.  
Hickman was terminated Jan. 28 as police chief after he failed to cooperate with Banks during a civil service investigation. Cash was also terminated Jan. 28.
The Leesville Civil Service Board attempted to meet Wednesday evening but was unable to do so because a quorum was not present.
Board members present at the Wednesday meeting were James Gaither, Kyle Bush and Colleen Townsend. Christina Lord and Joe Averhart were not present at the meeting.
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