Laurie Police Whistleblower Fired After Calling On The Mayor To Resign

Crime Local News Politics Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

The Laurie Police Department is down another cop after a reserve officer claiming he’s a whistleblower is fired.

Larry Deves says he confronted Mayor Alan Kimberling at a board meeting August 11th.

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Deves tells KRMS News Mayor Kimberling assured him at the meeting in front of witnesses his whistleblower status would be respected.

But two days after the meeting, Deves says he got a letter from interim police chief Mike Nienhuis that said he should turn in his badge.

KRMS News obtained video footage of Mayor Kimberling and other city officials going into the police evidence room on multiple days and Deves and other law enforcement officials question the move.

The City of Laurie says no wrongdoing was found on the part of former police chief Mark Black or former assistant chief Angela Nickerson, who says she was fired without a reason.

Crime Local News Politics Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

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