Still no decision in Dulac appeal case

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Attorneys in the case involving a former Faribault County deputy appealing his firing have one last chance to persuade an arbitrator.

County Attorney Troy Timmerman says following a final day of testimony held on July 8, attorneys on both sides had 30 days to submit written arguments.

“The arbitrator will then probably have a few weeks to issue a decision,” Timmerman says.

In May, Timmerman, an arbitrator from the Bureau of Mediation Services, Shane Dulac and his attorney Isaac Kaufman of Law Enforcement Labor Services (LELS) in St. Paul, met behind closed doors for five days in Blue Earth.

Kaufman would not comment on the compensation Dulac is seeking. But another attorney with the union has said that a favorable ruling could mean he would receive back wages or possibly be reinstated.

Dulac, who had worked for the Sheriff’s Department since December 1997, was placed on paid administrative leave for six months before losing his job.

His dismissal came following investigations conducted by the Worthington Police Department and an outside county law agency.

County officials will only say that Dulac was fired for violating department policies and that reasons why he lost his job will be made public after an appeal ruling is issued.

Dulac in his final year of employment earned an annual salary of $56,642.

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