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All persons under civil service shall be subject to removal from office or employment by the council for misconduct or failure to perform their duties under such rules and regulations as it may adopt, and the chief of police, chief of the fire department or any superintendent or foreman in charge of municipal work may peremptorily suspend or discharge any subordinate then under his direction for neglect of duty or disobedience of his orders, but shall within twenty-four hours thereafter report such suspension or discharge and reason therefor to the superintendent of his department, who shall thereupon affirm or revoke such discharge or suspension according to the facts. Such employee or the officer discharging or suspending him may within five days of such ruling appeal therefrom to the council, which shall fully hear and determine the matter.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Missouri Revised Statutes Title VII. Cities, Towns and Villages § 78.360. Removal from office - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/mo/title-vii-cities-towns-and-villages/mo-rev-st-78-360/
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