Lieutenant Reginald Fitts voted back to Selma Police Department
Published 4:34 pm Friday, February 4, 2022
The Selma City Personnel Board voted Lieutenant Reginald Fitts back to the Selma Police Department this week.
Fitts’ Attorney Julian McPhillips, said that Fitts will get his full restoration of his status as a police officer with the City of Selma. McPhillips is pleased with the end result.
“This is a great victory for Civil Justice,” McPhillips said.
Pursuant to the Personnel Board Determination emailed on January 13 City of Selma personnel director Liz Rutledge determined that Fitts should get reinstated, effectively immediately.
The Board also determined that Lieutenant Fitts will be made whole by fully and appropriately compensating him, using accrued annual leave, and if necessary, sick time.
Fitts reported to Selma Police Chief Kenta Fulford on Tuesday, February 1. Fulford declined to comment.
The details of Fitts’ reinstatement had two conditions:
1. The condition that Lieutenant Fitts provides medical certifications from all medical providers that he is eligible and qualified to return to duty as a police officer, with or without accommodation, if such accommodations can be provided.
2.The compensation will be based upon regular pay calculation, and not inclusive or any other special pay Lieutenant Fitts may have earned had he actually worked during this period.
McPhllips also pointed out other details:
-Total number of hours worked for each month September 2021; 192 hours Gross amount based on $20.42/hour – $3,920.64.
-October 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022, hourly rate increased to $27.20 effective October 1, 2021 – $19,584.00.
-Number of Sick hours as of August 31, 2021 – 1264 New Balance as of January 31, 2022 – 1394 hours of sick time.
-Number of Vacation hours as of August 31, 2021 – 303 New Balance as of January 31, 2022 – 388 of vacation pay.
A hearing for Fitts was held over the last several weeks in the Queen City.