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Date set for former police chiefs lawsuit against city
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A court date has been set for the wrongful termination suit filed against the City of Smithville by former Police Chief Randy Caplinger. Court documents show that Judge Amy Hollars has set a final hearing and oral argument in DeKalb County Circuit Court at 9 a.m. on Oct. 14 in the suit, filed by attorneys Sarah Cripps and Brandon Cox in June on Caplinger’s behalf. The suit asks for a declaratory judgment "to construe the charter for the City of Smithville and to determine which provision controls and governs the number of votes required by the Board of Aldermen to ratify or confirm the mayor's decision to remove an employee of the city".