ACHILLE, Okla. (KXII)- the Achille board of trustees voted to fire police chief Christopher Watson and keep the other two officers.
The board voted in favor of keeping assistant chief John choate and officer Candice Connor by a vote of 3-2. No action was taken by the board on reserve officer Bart Alsbrook ... because he is an unpaid volunteer.
The entire police department, three paid and Alsbrook, were suspended last Wednesday after officers raided trustee Bryan Baker's home, serving a search warrant for his wife Ashley.
She's a convicted felon accused of possessing a gun. She caught the raid on cell phone video, and after that video and police body cam video were released, the police department was placed on paid suspension last Wednesday.
Mayor David Northcutt voted to keep the chief, but one resident we talked to agrees with the other trustees.
"I'm still waiting for all the calls to come in to see who we have left tomorrow morning. We'll get through it," said Northcutt. "It's not just one cop, its all of them that need to go bottom line.
They're running around here, they're bullies. Bottom line, like I just said a while ago and they need to go," said Toby Nation, an Achille resident.
In an emergency meeting following the regularly scheduled board meeting, the board appointed assistant chief Choate as acting police chief if he chooses to take the role.
Choate later resigned. Bryan County Sheriff's deputies say they will continue to patrol the town and help the current Achille police officers.
Northcutt says the town will be taking applications starting tomorrow for a new police chief, and will start going over those applications at next Tuesday's meeting.
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A New Jersey woman is suing her boss for sexual harassment after claiming he unzipped his pants and exposed himself to her, left a dildo on her desk and regularly made 'vile' unwanted sexual advances towards her.
Meaghan Martin, 27, claims Dru DiSilvestro - a manager at Eric M. Krise Electrical Contractor LLC in Elmer, New Jersey - sent her a photo of his genitals that he had taken in the office bathroom and was caught on camera bragging that women shouldn't have the same rights as men.
In the lawsuit filed against DiSilvestro, Martin also alleges that the company's human resources manager created an 'inappropriate-comment jar' that resulted in $1 being contributed for any inappropriate comment made in the office.
She claims that at the end of each week, the HR manager would pick out notes from the comment jar that related to DiSilvestro's conduct and there would be enough fines to pay for lunch for the entire office.
In NASHVILLE TN a Metro Police officer is recovering from injuries after a large group of people on off-road vehicles reportedly drove recklessly downtown on Broadway on Sunday Saint Patrick's Day afternoon, one of which dragged him down the street. However this is a stunt that Evel Knievel never got around to in his long career!
French yellow-vest protesters set fires and smashed up luxury stores in Paris in the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. Police appeared to be caught of guard by the speed and intensity of the protests.
Timofey Yuriev of Irvington was walking his pooch Kira when he spotted two dogs crossing the ice — and falling in. The man jumped into the water to save the drowning animals. Kira also jumped in to join the rescue. Together, they broke through the ice to rescue the two dogs, which were each separately trapped in the water.
A couple crashed their car into someone's yard in Los Angeles Thursday night -- and the uninvited guests decided to hold an impromptu party there.
The homeowner's doorbell camera captured it all -- starting with a car crashing into a wall outside an Eagle Rock home. The driver hit the gas, backed up and seemed to be taking off, but a short time later, she was back and backing into something.
The doorbell camera shows the driver backing up again and again, hitting the stairs then ending up stuck in the yard.
The incident took an even stranger turn when the couple cranked up the tunes then sat down outside of the car for a chat.
The doorbell camera captured their deep conversation.
Two hours later, the couple was back in the car when police arrived.
The woman was arrested on suspicion of being intoxicated.
A Cape Coral teen was found passed out drunk in his car, while it was still running, in the Wendy’s drive-thru line on Cape Coral Parkway.
Body-camera footage released from the Cape Coral Police Department shows Tristan Perry, 19, slumped over at the wheel on Thursday at 2:30 in the morning. Officers had to knock on the car windows several times to try and get him to wake up.
Perry can be seen trying to hide some of the beer cans, but officers tell him to stop because they can see what he’s doing. Since Perry is 19-years-old, he was arrested for liquor possession by a person under 21 and DUI.
French security forces have used a ‘last resort’ chemical weapon against Yellow Vest for the first time, it emerged today.
Video shared on social media show gas coming out of armed police vehicles close to the Champs Elysees on Saturday, where protesters went on a rampage and wrecked the iconic Parisian avenue, including burning down the famous Fouquet's restaurant and a Longchamp luxury goods shop.
Following Saturday's riots, President Emmanuel Macron is considering banning all demonstrations on the Champs Elysees.
A police officer is under investigation after video of him punching a woman in the face as he arrested her was posted online.
Footage shows the officer, who has not been named, hitting 20-year-old Dominique Difiore while clutching a stun gun outside a house in Chester, Pennsylvania, as St Patrick's Day celebrations got out of control.
Difiore tumbles to the ground where witnesses said she was shot with the stun gun, leaving her bleeding profusely from her ear.
"A Boulder police officer observed a man sitting in a partially enclosed patio area directly behind a 'Private Property' sign and initiated contact with the man to determine if he was allowed to be on the property," the department said.
After the man said he was a resident of the property and provided ID, the incident continued.
"The officer detained the man to investigate further and made a request over the radio for additional assistance to respond, indicating that the person was uncooperative and unwilling to put down a blunt object."
A Cessna 206 plane, initials YV-1801, rushed on Monday at noon in the Gran Sabana, Bolívar state . In the accident died a colonel and a sergeant assigned to the Integral Defense Zone (Zodi) Guiana.
The deceased were confirmed by sources of Civil Protection and were identified as Colonel César Paúl Padrino Bruzual and the sergeant major of third José Silvestre Granja. Colonels Andrés Bermúdez and Carlos Sánchez and Jossan Pérez (pilot) were also reported injured.
The plane belonged to the company Aerotransporte La Montaña and rushed a few miles from the airport of Santa Elena de Uairén , specifically in the Maurak mountain range, presuming that due to lack of fuel.
According to unofficial sources, these military officials led the repression of the Pemón population on February 22 and 23, which left five people dead.