Melrose Wrongful Firing Suit Thrown Out

A wrongful termination lawsuit brought against Melrose and its mayor has been thrown out by a New Mexico judge.

Former Police Chief Michael Trammell was suing Melrose after he was fired in 2006 amid allegations he shot several dogs.  He was acquitted a year later of an animal cruelty charge.

District Judge Drew Tatum's ruling says Trammell was an at-will employee and he knew that meaning, he could be fired without cause