Court: Fla. cop didn't have to quit police job to run for mayor

A state appeals court rejected an earlier ruling that favored city officials who insisted that Marion Lewis had to resign from the Tampa Police Department to run for mayor in 2007


By Tom Brennan
The Tampa Tribune

TAMPA — Marion Lewis didn't have to resign from the Tampa Police Department to run for mayor in 2007, a state appeal court ruled Friday.

It was the second time judges with the 2nd District Court of Appeal have ruled in the case. In the earlier decision, they sided with city officials who insisted Lewis had to resign his job as a police captain before becoming a candidate.

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