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Questioned LaFayette police officer to be reinstated

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Lafayette Director of Public Safety Tommy Freeman. Photo by Andy McFee/Times Freee Press. Lafayette Director of Public Safety Tommy Freeman. Photo by Andy McFee/Times Freee Press.

LAFAYETTE, GA. (Times Free Press) -- A LaFayette, Ga., police officer who accused his supervisors of trying to fire him out of retaliation will be suspended for two weeks without pay, then return to work, authorities said.

Officer Denny Reyes, a nine-year employee, was cited for a procedural violation, meaning he could have handled an investigation that led to an arrest differently, said City Manager Frank Etheridge.

Reyes hasn't admitted that he did anything wrong during the arrest, but he has now decided not to appeal the suspension, said his attorney Theodore Salter.

The decision to suspend Reyes was made by Etheridge on Monday afternoon after he investigated the circumstances.

Read more on the story from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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