City of Domino, mayor sued by employees

Joel Brakken Mar. 4, 2014, 12:11pm

Two employees of Domino fired from their positions are seeking an order against the city and mayor. 

Mindy Hood and Wendy Williams filed a lawsuit Feb. 24 in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas - Marshall Division against the city of Domino and Alfred Campbell, citing first amendment retaliation and the Texas Whistleblower Act.

According to the complaint, the city of Domino Mayor Alfred Campbell, allegedly engaged in the unlawful use of city funds, including making payments to himself.

The complaint alleges when Campbell was told he could not use the city funds in the manner he was using them, he told Mindy Hood he was the mayor and do what he wanted to.

The complaint claims Hood reported Campbell's alleged illegal use of city money to the Chief of Police Wendy Williams on multiple occasions and Williams reported the suspicions to the Cass County District Attorney and Assistant District Attorney.

The lawsuit alleges due to these reports, Campbell retaliated and fired Hood and Williams, without the appropriate legal power to fire the employees.

The complaint states in a subsequent news article Campbell claimed he changed his mind about the firings, however the complaint says that he locked out Hood and Williams from work and stopped paying them.

The plaintiffs are seeking a permanent injunction against the city and Campbell, an order requiring the city to restore their positions and other damages.

They are being represented by attorneys from Amy E. Gibson and David L. Wiley of Gibson Wiley PLLC in Dallas.

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas Case No. 2:14-cv-00135


This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it represents only one side of the story.

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