Letter To Former Police Chief Could Have Officer In Hot Water
Posted by: Staff
Date: Oct 01 2012 4:38 PM
A top ranking member of the Dothan Police Department could be punished for a letter he wrote to a former chief who recently lost his bid to become a sheriff in Florida.
Lt. Duane Herring is believed to have written the letter to John Powell who was defeated in his attempt to become the Republican nominee for sheriff of Escambia County. He lost to incumbent David Morgan just weeks after Powell was arrested for accepting illegal multiple cash contributions exceeding $50.
Herring attended a short meeting Monday morning with his attorney, Pat Jones, current chief Greg Benton, and Donnie Smith, a member of the department's internal affairs division. The meeting, held in the city's personnel office, was not open to the public or media.