The City of
Rodney Pearson, the city’s first black police chief sued after allegations were brought he was wrongfully terminated because of his race.
The Bernsen Law Firm in
In June of 2012, Jasper City Council members voted to dismiss Pearson of his duties, it was said he was fired over poor job performance.
It’s reported many Jasper residents and city council members that voted against firing Pearson said the dismissal was based on race.