- Associated Press - Friday, June 10, 2016

GREENSBORO, Ala. (AP) - A federal jury has decided that the former clerk of the Hale County Probate Office was denied due process after being fired in 2013.

The Tuscaloosa News (https://bit.ly/1U5gLbU) reports that the jury awarded Ann Langford more than $110,000.

Langford sued the Hale County Commission and Probate Judge Arthur Crawford in 2014 after being fired. In her lawsuit, Langford accused Crawford of firing her because she supported his opponent during the 2012 election. She also accused Crawford, who is black, of firing her because of her age and because she is a white woman.

Langford had filed a grievance challenging her termination, but it was denied. She says the commission upheld the termination without providing her with an opportunity to defend herself.

Crawford said Tuesday that he’s contemplating an appeal.

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Information from: The Tuscaloosa News, https://www.tuscaloosanews.com

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