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CCCSC schedules hearing

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

By Ken Ross, Managing editor

The Cherokee County Civil Service Commission (CCCSC) has scheduled Sept. 8 at 3:45 p.m., to have a hearing to determine whether to remove John Wiemold, a recently terminated Cherokee County deputy, from the Civil Service eligibility list for deputy.

The commission met Thursday afternoon and received advice from Mark Cozine, county attorney, on the matter of the deputy's position.

The Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Council decertified John Wiemold as a law enforcement officer recently, overriding a Cherokee County Civil Service Commission decision in November, which overrode Sheriff Dave Scott's termination of Wiemold's employment as a deputy in October.

In revoking Wiemold's authority to be a law enforcement officer within the state, the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Council concluded that Wiemold grew, possessed, processed and smoked marijuana on his property.

Wiemold is appealing the decertification decision to district court. The CCCSC has no authority to override a decertification. The hearing on Sept. 8 is required as a technicality. The CCCSC will not retry the matter, just make a determination on whether Wiemold shall be removed from the civil service list for deputy because he is no longer a certified law enforcement officer.

Cozine explained to the commission that Wiemold must preserve an appeal to remove him from the list or there would be no position to return to if he won his appeal of the Law Enforcement Academy Council decision.

The sheriff's department cannot fill the deputy vacancy until the CCCSC determines that a vacancy exists.

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