A grievance hearing for four former Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office employees has been set for 10 a.m. Wednesday in courtroom B at the Faulkner County Courthouse.
Justices serving on the grievance committee are Randy Higgins, Linda Paxton and Johnnie Wells.
Officials with FCSO reported the loss of nearly $30,000 to its budget February for the four deputies not rehired to their positions in January.
Sheriff Andy Shock is the official defendant in the case and will be represented by Michael Rainwater, a Little Rock attorney; the former county employees are the plaintiffs and will be responsible for their own legal representation.
Following the hearing, the committee and county judge will decide whether the deputies were wrongfully relieved of their responsibilities with FCSO and will make a recommendation to Shock accordingly.
(Note: Find details from the hearing online Wednesday at www.thecabin.net. Megan Reynolds is a staff writer and can be reached by phone at 501-505-1277. To comment on this story and others, visit www.thecabin.net.)