Area news — April 27


April 26, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Police chief resigns in protest

ERIE — The Erie police chief resigned earlier this month following a series of city council meetings and the rehiring of a fired officer, according to The Parsons Sun. Few details were released but the former police chief, Tyeler Riggs, said he resigned because of the decision to reinstate the officer, who was fired for insubordination. A police sergeant also resigned, saying he wouldn’t work for anyone but Riggs. The city council hired three part-time police officers and another officer on an as-needed basis; the Neosho County Sheriff’s Department is helping police Erie in light of the vacancies.


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