CLEAT Staff Attorney Bob Thomas has won reinstatement through arbitration for Port Arthur Officer Ben Shirley.
"The arbitrator reinstated Ben and reduced the suspension to a 15-calendar-day suspension; which is what we pleaded for in the pleadings, the hearing and post-hearing brief," Thomas said.
Officer Shirley was terminated for an issue pursuant to the Brady/Morton act, Thomas said.
This is the third successful reversal of a termination in which Thomas has represented a Port Arthur Police Officer in the last two years. He has won approximately $250,000 in back pay and benefits for these three officers.