Memphis City Attorney Gets Injunction For Job

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis Mayor Pro Tem Myron Lowery says a judge is allowing City Attorney Elbert Jefferson to stay on the job for now.

Lowery told The Commerical-Appeal on Sunday that a judge granted Jefferson an injuction, keeping him at work two days after Lowery had the lawyer escorted from city hall.

The paper reported that a hearing on the injunction is scheduled for Wednesday. Lowery asked for Jefferson's resignation last week, but the city attorney refused.

On Friday, Lowery had Jefferson escorted from City Hall. Since Jefferson didn't resign, Lowery can only fire him with the council's consent. Jefferson couldn't be be reached for comment.

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