Former Sunrise Beach Police Chief Is Concerned About Laurie Police Shakeup

Crime Local News Politics Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Video footage of city officials in Laurie going in and out of the police evidence room while the top two cops in the police department were suspended has a retired Lake Area police chief concerned.


David Slavens was chief of police in Sunrise Beach for 26 years.

It’s unclear if there was an authorized evidence technician present when the room was entered


That evidence room was entered by numerous city officials, including Mayor Alan Kimberling while former police chief Mark Black and former assistant police chief Angela Nickerson were being investigated.

After the investigation, Black was retained with a different job description while Nickerson was fired.

The city of Laurie will not give details about what started the investigation or what it was about.

Crime Local News Politics Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

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