By Matt Montgomery
Piedmont City Manager Jim Crosby terminated Piedmont Police Officer Ken Qualls today for just cause.
Crosby met with Qualls yesterday as part of a pre-disciplinary hearing and notified the officer that he would have a decision made within five days.
Officer Qualls fell under scrutiny after writing Ashley Ward a ticket for $2,500 because he saw her three-year-old son urinating in the Warden’s front yard.
The ticket was later ripped up and thrown out, but the talk of the situation lingered on.
Officer Qualls has a couple of days to appeal Crosby’s decision to the city’s personnel board.