Dulac case delayed again

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A former Faribault County deputy appealing his termination last October will have to wait a little longer to find out if he has won his case.

Attorneys from both sides have agreed to extend the deadline for filing written briefs.

Shane Dulac’s attorney, Isaac Kaufman of the Law Enforcement Labor Services, Inc., says the documents must be submitted by Sept. 2.

“The arbitrator probably won’t make his decision until late September or early October,” says Kaufman.

The county’s lead attorney in the case, Susan Hansen of Minneapolis, was unavailable for comment.

In May, five days of arbitration hearings were held in Blue Earth and an extra day of testimony needed to be held on July 8.

According to County Attorney Troy Timmerman, the original deadline for submitting written arguments was 30 days after the last day of hearings.

Kaufman will not comment on the compensation Dulac is seeking. But another attorney with the union has said that a favorable ruling could mean result in 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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