Vindicated AL corrections officer has job restored with back pay

Vindicated AL corrections officer has job restored with back pay
Attorney Julian McPhillips with his client, Myron Chappell, in May. (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)
Attorney Julian McPhillips with his client, Myron Chappell, in May. (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The attorney for a correctional officer who was charged and terminated from his job in December says his client has been reinstated and will receive back pay.

Myron Chappell, 28, was accused by the Alabama Department of Corrections of falsely reporting where an inmate's marijuana was found. His employer fired him, then arrested and charged him.

In May, Chappell was found not guilty of filing a false report. The Alabama State Personnel Board has since officially reinstated him, according to attorney Julian McPhillips.

Chappell said he is looking forward to getting back to work and providing for his family.

This is McPhillips' second recent case involving an ADOC employee in recent months. In February, charges were dropped against former ADOC officer Cornelius Simpson regarding a 'fake' inmate assault case.

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