Suspended Police Chief Regains Job

1 decade 6 months 1 week ago May 25, 2006 May 25, 2006 Thursday, May 25 2006 Thursday, May 25, 2006 7:09:54 PM CDT in News
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OVERLAND - A suburban St. Louis judge ruled Thurday Overland Police Chief Jim Herron can keep his job. Mayor Ann Purzner tried to install Ben Branch last month as chief without city council approval. But, St. Louis County Judge Robert Cohen ruled Purzner had no authority to suspend the chief. Since Purzner's election last month, she tried to replace Herron twice, and tried to fire a city attorney without council approval. This week, the mayor survived a recount of her election victory.

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