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COLUMBIA, Tenn. Aug 4 2012 (AP) – The attorney for the city of Columbia said former police chief Joseph Bishop is due about $18,000 in back pay.
According to The Daily Herald, Bishop was not paid at the proper rate to reflect his master’s degree.
City Attorney Tim Tisher said Bishop is due the funds or the city could face a civil lawsuit. Bishop told city officials two days before his last official day that he was owed the back pay.
Some city council members argued that Bishop was not entitled to the back pay because he accepted the post and salary at a lower rate four years ago.
Bishop resigned to take a position with the Tennessee Department of Correction. He is former deputy chief with the Metro Nashville Police Department.