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UPDATE: So. Pittsburg Cop Fired After Arresting City Official

by: WTVC NewsChannel 9     Published on: 14 November 2013

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A high ranking South Pittsburg city official is arrested and now the arresting officer has been fired. The city commission fired Sergeant Paul West last night, after his traffic stop arrest of city administrator Sammy Burrows. The Friday night arrest involved much more than speeding. Officers at the scene claim the city administrator used intimidation tactics to stop the arrest. But four days later the city commission voted unanimously to fire the arresting officer. South Pittsburg arrest reports indicate Burrows was stopped going 72 miles per hour in a 35mph zone. Deeper into the report, the stopping officer, Ben Canales, said he felt intimidated because Burrows was using his position to try and stop the arrest from happening. Sergeant Paul West responded.The arrest report quotes Burrows as saying boys you don't want to do this. But West arrested the city administrator on four charges -- speeding, reckless driving, resisting arrest and obstruction of an officer. Fast forward to last night - the city commission voted 5-0 to fire the sergeant.This afternoon, we spoke with Mayor Jane Dawkins, who also voted for the termination. I viewed a video yesterday that was of great concern to me, Mayor Dawkins said. That video was from West's body camera after the arrest. Dawkins continued, Th