2011-03-31 / Front Page

City Council to Hear Citizens Committee on Police

This Thursday, March 31, the Lexington City Council will convene in Executive Session to hear a report from the Citizens Advisory Committee that was formed to check into complaints against the Lexington Police Department.

The committee has been meeting for the past several weeks, hearing complaints from local citizens. According to Mayor Robert Willrich, Sr., members of the Lexington Police Department have been invited to present their defense against these complaints before the Council in Executive Session this Thursday.

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee, made up of City Council members William Langehennig and Tim Brown, along with city residents Angela Brower, Angela Stinnet and Kerry Quinney, have spent the last several weeks interviewing over 30 people, most of who are from Lexington, during a total of seven meetings.

The City Council in a special called meeting Tuesday, March 22, set qualifications and a timeline for receiving applications for the police chief. The report for last Tuesday’s meeting is on page A2 and the qualifications the Council approved for a Police Chief are on page A3. In this week’s meeting, the City Council will consider an additional recommendation for the future Police Chief, that being that he or she live within in the City Limits of Lexington/extended area.

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