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Case No. 18-0584

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Dan Charleston
Polk County Civil Service Commission


Dan Charleston


Polk County Civil Service Commission

Attorney for the Appellant

Stephen T. Fieweger

Attorney for the Appellee

Megan L. Gavin, Assistant Polk County Attorney

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 24, 2019

            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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