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Fired Prattville library director demands reinstatement

Foster also released exhibits and recordings that he says back up his claims.

Andrew Foster is the new director fo the Autauga-Prattville Public Library. Jacob Holmes/APR
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Andrew Foster, the Autauga-Prattville Public Library director terminated last week, has released a letter to the board demanding his reinstatement, and letters to APPL Board Chair Ray Boles and APPL Board attorney Laura Clark demanding public retractions.

The letter to the board of trustees calls for his library access to be restored and a name-clearing hearing to be held in addition to his job position being restored.

The letter to the board lists potential legal violations the board committed during the course of Foster’s termination, including numerous violations of the Open Meetings Act, as well as due process violations.

Foster’s letter to Boles levies three charges of defamatory statements against the chair, including stating on the a right-wing radio program that he broke the law by attempting to record an executive session. It also alleges Boles defamed Foster by stating that he had leaked confidential information, and that he had disregarded and defied instruction.

The letter to Clark alleges defamatory statements about leaking confidential information and accusations of criminal activity.

Both letters demand a retraction, correction, and apology. All three letters indicate that Foster desires to resolve the issues without litigation, but consider all available legal remedies if his demands are not met.

APR is currently reviewing these documents and recordings and will publish a full story later today. Any board members, or Laura Clark, that would like to respond to Foster’s claims can contact Jacob Holmes at [email protected].

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Jacob Holmes is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can reach him at [email protected]

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