Hearing set over Yankton animal control officer's firing

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) - A grievance hearing is set over the Yankton Police Department's firing of its animal control officer in July.

The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reports that the hearing before the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation is scheduled for Friday.

Tim Hoss, a union representative, tells the newspaper that animal control officer Lisa Brasel filed a grievance under her union contract.

Hoss says Brasel didn't receive a pre-termination hearing and was fired without just cause.

City Manager Amy Nelson declined to comment to the newspaper.

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