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Posted: Jan 23, 2012 7:33 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Jan 23, 2012 7:33 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: smoking, fired, police, Newbern, Tennessee, Sgt. James Bishop, municipal buildings

A cop who repeatedly smoked cigarettes inside the precinct house got fired after 17 years on the force in Newbern, Tennessee. Sgt. James Bishop got the axe last week for violating a 2007 city policy prohibiting smoking inside all municipal offices and buildings. The chief says he had complaints about people smoking inside the building and sent out a warning that disciplinary action could be taken. He says he continued to get complaints about Bishop and had to fire him.

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