Updated: September 1, 2017


MUSCLE SHOALS CITY HUMAN RESOURCE DIRECTOR ELAINE COAN WAS SUSPENDED.

ACCORDING TO THE TIMES DAILY, THE SUSPENSION FOLLOWS AN INCIDENT REGARDING AN INTERACTION BETWEEN COAN AND A POLICE DEPARTMENT DISPATCHER IN WHICH SHE MADE RACIALLY INSENSITIVE REMARKS.

MAYOR DAVID BRADFORD HANDED DOWN A THREE DAY SUSPENSION FOR VIOLATION TO CITY'S POLICIES. THE MUSCLE SHOALS CIVIL SERVICE BOARD AFTER A GRIEVANCE HEARING ON TUESDAY ISSUED AN ADDITIONAL 10 DAY SUSPENSION.

THE INCIDENT OCCURRED DURING A PROMOTION CEREMONY AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND COAN ADVISED SHE NEVER MEANT TO BE OFFENSIVE OR HURTFUL. AN APOLOGY WAS ISSUED TO THE DISPATCHER AND COAN HAS COMPLETED A VIDEO BASED CULTURAL DIVERSITY SENSITIVITY TRAINING SESSION.