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FERRIS - Ferris police officer Brad Lindsay has been reinstated to the department after appealing his termination to Ferris Mayor Jim Parks Jr.

'He (Lindsay) appealed his termination and it was determined that he should be placed back on the force,' said Ferris City Manager Gus Pappas.

During a hearing March 13 into the termination of Lindsay, Parks decided to reinstate him with conditions.

Lindsay was fined one week's pay and put on probation for six months, according to Pappas.

On Feb. 1, Lindsay was verbally reprimanded by Parks and when former Chief R.C. Nettles returned from his medical leave on Feb. 5, he decided to terminate Lindsay.

Parks said, 'It was primarily done because of job negligence for not turning in his police reports in a timely manner.'

'I had already warned him (Lindsay) verbally and felt the chief had punished him again for the same thing, kind of like double jeopardy,' Parks said.

According to Parks, if Lindsay did not comply with the conditions of his probation he would be terminated again. Another condition was he must file his reports on time.

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