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Buena Vista Twp. goes into closed session to continue lawsuit discussions

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(02/21/13) - The legal battle continues between Buena Vista Township's former police chief and the board of trustees.

The board went into closed session Thursday to talk about the former chief's lawsuit.

This all started when Brian Booker was fired from his job one year ago. The board met with legal council, but didn't come to a decision on whether to rehire him.

"It's still pending, that's the extent of what I can tell you," said Township Supervisor Dwayne Parker.

Last February, police chief Brian Booker was fired after a bad job evaluation. The city manager who fired him resigned shortly after. Booker filed a wrongful termination lawsuit, part of which calls for him to get his job back.

"We're still discussing with his attorney, our attorney, still going through the legal process," Parker said.

Many want to see Booker return to his job as chief, and were hoping for some answers. But the supervisor is urging everyone to be patient.

"We are trying to make sure we dot our i's, cross our t's. We want to be sure that we're doing the right thing, we don't want to be knee-jerk, unfortunately the residents don't know or don't have the inside information to make an educated decision, most are going on pure emotion," Parker said.

The supervisor says their next step is a meeting with the judge and legal council Feb. 28.

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