|Published: 7:07 PM, 03/29/2013
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Newport Police Chief Maurice Shults, as chairman
of the 911 board, said he was seeking an outside agency to investigate an
allegation that one of his dispatch officers had been giving former 911
director Kathy Cody cash to hire someone to work in his place as a dispatcher.
Shults brought up the illegal activity during a 911 board
meeting this week.
Shults did not name the alleged offender, but admitted it
had to be one of the two dispatchers the police department has placed at 911.
Shults told the Plain Talk this week that, "We only
have documentation on one incident, in February," when the dispatcher
allegedly brought an undisclosed amount of cash to interim director Crystal
Ottinger, who has replaced Cody. Shults said the employee must have erroneously
thought that Ottinger would continue paying a replacement employee, just as
Cody had allegedly done in the past when she was the 911 director.
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