Judge to decide on termination suit

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico

District Judge Drew Tatum said Wednesday he would rule within two weeks on a summary judgement sought by the Village of Melrose against former police chief Michael Trammell.

The judgement, if granted, would throw out a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by Trammell in July, 2008.

Trammell resigned in October, 2006, amidst allegations he shot and killed seven dogs.

In seeking dismissal of the suit, attorney Mary Torres said Trammell was an appointed officer for the village. Torres said