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Former LPD Chief Thomas Glover files appeal citing policy violations

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Posted at 10:21 PM, Oct 27, 2021

Former Lafayette Police Chief Thomas Glover is filing an appeal against LCG.

Thursday marks three weeks since he was terminated from the department.

Since then he's questioned why and no reason has been given.

Former Lafayette Police Chief Thomas Glover tells KATC he's filing the appeal because he says he never received termination paperwork from Lafayette Consolidated Government, which he says is a violation of LCG policy.

"I wound up filing my appeal based on the fact that Lafayette's Policy and Procedures Manual, referred to as PPM, has a section called working test period. And that's the year after your appointment. Within the first six months, they should have called me in at the completion of six months and gave me some idea in terms of my performance where I was at, but they did not call me in 100 days from confirmation,” said former LPD Chief, Thomas Glover.

Before Glover was confirmed as police chief, he says he noticed some policy violations during the interview process.

"They didn't follow the procedure when I was hired and list me a set of goals and objectives. And now they missed it. July first six months into my tenure. And now nine months into my tenure, they pull out a document that, illegally, is not a performance appraisal tool. It's a set of interview notes. And so that's why I decided to appeal the process,” said Glover.

Glover says he and the public at least deserve a reason why.

"I will publicly declare tonight on KATC that I give them permission to release whatever reason it was that they terminated me because there isn't any and if it's something that was made up, I will say it's a lie, and I'll prove it's a lie,” said Glover.

The Lafayette Civil Service Board has 30 days to respond. Glover says he is willing to appeal to civil court if the request is not affirmed.

We also reached out to LCG about the appeal and we were told they had no comment.

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