Mobile Police Chief James Barber announced immediate termination of officer Timothy Meynard today, after a panel found him guilty of major violations that included disobeying orders and neglect of duty.

According to a release from the department, Meynard was a 10-year veteran of the police force who had most recently worked as an assaults and sex crimes detective.

Meynard

Meynard

The department’s trial board came to the decision on Jan. 9, and in addition to the two major violations also found Meynard guilty of “tagging and storing,” which is considered a minor violation.

After the board’s recommendation, Barber and Mayor Sandy Stimpson concurred with their findings and Meynard was terminated. He will have the right to an appeal through the Mobile County Personnel Board, at which time details surrounding the events of his dismissal would be made available. Otherwise, the personnel matter will not be discussed publicly.