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Police officer charged with DUI wants job back

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Madison Police Officer Efrem Adams was charged with DUI. (Source: Madison Police Department) Madison Police Officer Efrem Adams was charged with DUI. (Source: Madison Police Department)
MADISON, AL (WAFF) -

A former Madison Police officer wants his job back. 

 

Efrem Adams was fired earlier this year after crashing his car and getting charged with drunk driving while he was off duty.  He was never convicted. 

 

His attorney filed a petition for writ of common law certiorari asking the Madison County Circuit Court to review the decision made by the Madison City Council and the Madison Police Department. 

Court documents show Adams was involved in a single-vehicle crash in February. Those same documents also show Adams had a blood alcohol level of .250 when it was taken at Huntsville Hospital after the wreck. He was terminated in June. 

His attorney claims the Madison City Council never saw some of the evidence that supports his client. However, an attorney representing the City of Madison said all proper policies and procedures were followed. 

"If the city insists that they have followed their process correctly, then either the process is flawed and needs to be changed or they need to manage their process in a way that actually gives due process," said Adams's attorney John Campbell. 

William Sanderson is representing the City of Madison in the legal case.

"We expect the termination to be upheld by the courts. We think the former officer was provided adequate due process. That's why we filed a motion to dismiss," said Sanderson. 

A hearing on the matter is set for January 4, 2013. 

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