Attorney: Some commissioners may want to fire McCoy

Attorney: Some commissioners may want to fire McCoy
Dougherty County Commissioners' meeting (Source: WALB)
Dougherty County Commissioners' meeting (Source: WALB)
Maurice King, Attorney representing Mike McCoy (Source: WALB)
Maurice King, Attorney representing Mike McCoy (Source: WALB)
Judicial Building in downtown Albany (Source: WALB)
Judicial Building in downtown Albany (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - More questions surround the Dougherty County Commission fallout.

After Interim Dougherty County Administrator Mike McCoy filed a lawsuit with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Atlanta, his lawyer is saying some county commissioners could take more action against him.

McCoy's attorney, Maurice King, said he believes someone is conspiring with some of the commissioners to get McCoy fired.

King said he didn't hear any talk about terminating McCoy prior to filing the lawsuit.

"We'll just note that we didn't hear any of this language about trying to terminate Mr. McCoy prior to the time that he filed the lawsuit," said King.

Last week McCoy filed a lawsuit against the county commission and four individual commissioners, who selected to re-open the applicant pool.

King said now that the EEOC claim has been submitted, federal law protects McCoy from retaliation.

WALB was not able to get the complaint from the EEOC.

A spokeswoman said she was unable to share this information because it is strictly confidential under federal law.

They will only release information If they open an investigation.

"We have reason to believe, that based on someone who is conspiring with the commissioners, that they have stated that they now want to fire Mr. McCoy," explained King, "And of course our position is that that would basically be another claim against the county. And we will prosecute that vigorously."

If the EEOC does open an investigation, representatives would be sent to Dougherty County to interview the parties involved.

From there, the EEOC would either handle the matter or decide if the Department of Justice would get involved.

King said he will do what needs to be done to ensure justice prevails.

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