Former officer files lawsuit against city of Ashford

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ASHFORD, Ala. (WDHN) — Reports have surfaced that the city of Ashford is now involved in a lawsuit brought by a former police officer.

According to the suit, Timothy Liles, a k9 handler for Ashford PD was not being compensated for his dog’s care while off-duty.

Compensable activities include the dog’s bathing, brushing, feeding, and cleaning of its kennel and transport vehicle as well as training.

WDHN reached out to multiple people involved in the lawsuit including Ashford’s mayor, police chief and city clerk. However, little information has been released.

“At this time, the city of Ashford cannot make any comments about the pendency of a lawsuit regarding a police officer,” Ashford City Attorney Bart Boothe said.

Sources have reported that Auburn-based attorney Robbie Alexander Hyde will be representing Ashford in the lawsuit. However, city leaders have been advised not to release any more information.

Regardless of how this lawsuit turns out, one resident tells me he believes local leadership and law enforcement might need some work.

“Somebody needs to be in there to hold them accountable for their actions, too, to straighten them out,” resident John Hanks said.

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