On Nov. 24, Mobile Police Chief James Barber announced the termination, effective immediately, of officer Cynthia Thomas, who was most currently assigned as a traffic enforcement officer.
A Trial Board was convened for the purpose of hearing evidence of three major violations on Nov. 12. The members of this board made the unanimous decision to find officer Thomas guilty of violation of the law enforcement code of ethics, failure to obey a direct order and conduct unbecoming of an officer.
As all these charges are major violations, the board recommended Thomas be dismissed from service with the Mobile Police Department. Chief Barber and Mayor Sandy Stimpson concurred with the findings of the Board.
Thomas has the right to an appeal through the Mobile County Personnel Board, at which time details surrounding the events of her dismissal would be made available.
Thomas served the MPD for over 20 years.