Fire capt. fired for false accusation against cop
Another fire department employee resigned in lieu of termination after claiming the officer was unprofessional during a traffic stop
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A fire captain was fired after claiming a police officer was unprofessional and disrespectful during a traffic shop.
Fox5Atlanta reported that the veteran Capt. Terrell Davis, with the DeKalb County (Ga.) Fire and Rescue, was pulled over by Stone Mountain Police Sergeant Stephen Floyd for an expired license plate. Capt. Davis name-dropped Dr. Cedric Alexander, the county’s public safety director, when Sgt. Floyd conducted the stop.
During the stop, Sgt. Floyd met another fire department employee, Krystal Cathcart, that also claimed he was unprofessional and cussed them out. The officer’s body camera proved he never cussed out anyone.
The department gave a notice of termination to Cathcart, but Fire Chief Darnell Fullum later accepted her resignation in lieu of termination.
"Both regret the statements with regard to maybe exaggerated what was said,"attorney Musa Ghanayem said. "They both felt threatened, both felt there was a sense of fear."
Capt. Davis' attorney said he will appeal.