Terrell Bolton, Already Pre-Fired, Vows to Fight Termination ... in Court. Again.

Today could be former Dallas Police Department Chief Terrell Bolton's final day as the top cop in DeKalb County, Georgia. Or not: This morning his attorney told county officials he's been back in Dallas tending to medical problems, and that canning the chief for comp-time issues would be a violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act. Which could set up yet another court battle for Bolton, who had till 10 a.m. today to put up or shut up in his response to the pre-termination letter sent the Bolton at the end of last week. And some DeKalb officers are thrilled, delighted and tickled that Bolton might be boltin' back to Dallas, where his family still lives and where Bolton still spends all of his off time. After the jump, video from this morning's newscast on the Fox affiliate in Atlanta, which all seems so ... familiar.

Update at 5:03 p.m.: Bolton has been fired.

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