Douglas Sam, 52, of Mt. Pleasant Township, Mt. Pleasant’s former police chief filed a federal lawsuit this week claiming that he was fired after defying instructions from officials to ignore what he described as “wrongdoing” on the borough’s part.
“… Sam’s continued employment as police chief was conditioned on the state of his personal relationship with members of the Mt. Pleasant government,” the suit states.
Sam is seeking back pay and other compensation.
Council voted 6-3 to fire Sam in February after four years on the job.