Somerset County, the County Administrator and the County Commissioners will have to answer in a Court of Law as to why they are continuing to disobey Court Orders from the Maryland Court of Special Appeals (Case No. 1382 - 19C09013488) ordered AUG 1, 2012 to fully reinstate Deputy Troy Durham after he was unlawfully terminated by Somerset County Sheriff Robert "Bobby" Jones in 2009.
The MD Court of Special Appeals ruled August 1, 2012 that Durham's termination by Sheriff Robert "Bobby" Jones was, "unlawful, unconstitutional, arbitrary and capricious"
A MD Federal Court Jury ruled May 17, 2012 that Durham had been unlawfully terminated by Sheriff Robert "Bobby" Jones "out of retaliation for reporting serious police misconduct and breach of the public trust to government agencies and the press"
Deputy Troy Durham has still not received ANY of his back pay or benefits or his Maryland Certification even though he returned to work for the Sheriff's Office last August (38) weeks ago and was sworn back in as a Deputy Sheriff with the Somerset County Sheriff's Office last October 3, 2012. Durham has been assigned by the Sheriff's Department to work plain clothes, un-armed, monitoring security cameras in the basement of the Somerset County Courthouse.
Court System:Circuit Court for Somerset County - Civil System
Case Number: 19C13016162Title: James Troy Durham vs Somerset County, Maryland, et al Case Type: Other Civil Filing Date:06/03/2013Case Status:Open/Active