The North Carolina Court of Appeals has upheld the right of a former Charlotte airport policeman to have his firing heard before the Civil Service Board.
Dominick Mazzeo lost his job in June 2013, seven months after the city consolidated the airport officers with Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. Mazzeo, who served six years at the airport, was sworn in by CMPD in January 2013.
After his firing, the city rejected his appeal to the Civil Service Board, saying he was still a probationary employee who had not completed a year of service.
In August, Superior Court Judge James Morgan overturned the decision. This week, the appeals court unanimously agreed, saying Mazzeo was not a probationary worker when he was fired. Michael Gordon