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Case No. 18-0584

Dan Charleston
v.
Polk County Civil Service Commission

Appellant

Dan Charleston

Appellee

Polk County Civil Service Commission

Attorneys for Appellant

Stephen T. Fieweger

Attorneys for Appellee

Megan L. Gavin, Assistant Polk County Attorney

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-0584
Date Published:
Jul 24, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Paul D. Scott, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (13 pages)

            Former Polk County Sergeant Dan Charleston appeals the district court decision affirming the Polk County Civil Service Commission’s (commission) affirmance of the Sheriff’s termination of Charleston’s employment.  OPINION HOLDS: Because we find substantial evidence supporting the commission’s decision, and because Charleston did not present direct and compelling evidence to overcome the presumption of honesty and integrity in the commissioners, we affirm the decision of the district court.

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