No. 02-20061.

329 F.3d 422 (2003)

Allen E. THARLING, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. CITY OF PORT LAVACA, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

May 13, 2003.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Peter M. Kelly (argued), Kelly, Jeremiah & Feder, Donald G. Wilhelm, Houston, TX, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

Brian Joseph Begle (argued), Olson & Olson, Houston, TX, for Defendant-Appellee.

Before DAVIS, HALL and EMILIO M. GARZA, Circuit Judges.


Allen Tharling appeals the district court's grant of judgment as a matter of law in favor of the City of Port Lavaca ("the City"). Tharling was terminated from his position as police chief following a series of events that included Tharling's investigation of possible misconduct on the part of both the City Council and the City's Chief Building Official, and a confrontation between Tharling and the City Manager. Tharling brought...

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