Ron Schleuter will not be returning to work at the Monroe Police Department as a captain.
On 11:59 p.m. Monday, a judge granted Schleuter’s request to
Next Monday on August 9th, the mayor and Schleuter will be back in court for a preliminary injunction hearing.
Monday’s hearing will determine there will be a third hearing between Schleuter and Mayo. According to paperwork filed in district court, Schleuter hopes to call witnesses to testify at the hearing to support his case.
It’s been a whirlwind week for suspended Police Chief Ron Schleuter.
In just 24 hours, the mayor dumped Schleuter as police chief, demoting him to the rank of captain, a move that would have slashed his pay by about $40,000.
Schleuter has been under investigation for about seven months for secretly taping conversations with the mayor and city officials.
Schleuter was supposed to report to work as captain on Tuesday morning at Mayo’s office, but the court order stopped that meeting.
Schleuter claimed that his civil rights were violated, calling the hearings at city hall a sham, alleging a “mockery” of his rights.
The court order does not reverse the mayor’s decision.