District Court upholds Big Spring firefighter's termination

District Court upholds Big Spring firefighter's termination
Big Spring City Council meeting (Source: KWES)

BIG SPRING, TX (KWES) - The results are in regarding the case of former Big Spring Fire Department Lieutenant Fabian Butler.

He will not be getting his job back.

The City of Big Spring received the decision Friday from the 118th District Court.

It was determined that the hearing examiner exceeded his jurisdiction and Fabian Butler's termination was upheld.

Butler was the first African-American promoted to Lieutenant in the Big Spring Fire Department and was with the department for nine years before he was let go because of a complaint saying he was rude.

We did contact Butler on Friday afternoon and he says he plans to move forward with the next legal step.

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