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It appeared Dr. Davis had been replaced last month minutes after she was removed from a university meeting and charged with disorderly conduct. The faculty senate chairman-elect, Professor Veronica Oates, said Davis had made threats after being taken to task by the school's president for going public with allegations grades for 270 math students had been improperly changed. Davis says she merely pointed out if the school's administration broke the law as it applied to whistle-blowers, she would have no recourse other than to take legal action against the parties personally.
In a closed-door meeting Thursday afternoon members of the faculty senate decided a previous vote, at the direction of Interim TSU President Portia Shields, to remove Dr. Davis as faculty senate chair was illegal. A majority of the faculty senate voted against a new motion Thursday to revisit Dr. Davis' leadership. Afterward, Dr. Davis told Fox 17 News she believed efforts to silence her and remove her from head of the faculty senate were linked to the school president's desire to replace Davis on the search committee to find a permanent president at Tennessee State. A university spokesperson said Interim President Dr. Portia Sheilds "was not in the office." So far, there has been no response to Fox 17's request for comment.
We'll have more on this story Thursday night on Fox 17 News at 9 and 10.
Scott Couch, firstname.lastname@example.org 9-20-12
Thursday, September 20 2012, 07:00 PM CDT
Man pleads guilty to Memphis officer's murder
May 21, 2013 22:22 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A former death row inmate is set to be released from prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of a Memphis police officer.
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Tuesday that she has accepted Timothy McKinney's guilty plea.
McKinney was convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Officer Don Williams. The officer was killed outside a comedy club in December 1997.
McKinney appealed and won a new trial, which ended with a deadlocked jury. A third trial earlier this year also ended in a hung jury.
The Commercial Appeal reports that McKinney was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since he's already served more than 15 years -- including 11 on death row -- McKinney will be released this week.
Williams' family opposed the settlement.
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