More Deets On Meth Town Po-Po Overtime Construction Crisis

This police/worker scandal is likely one of many reasons that Mayor Weir could lose her job.

Meanwhile, the compensation arrangements and background chatter has captivated working stiffs across the metro and might impact a modicum of public trust in law enforcement for the uninitiated. 

Here's a bit of TKC news gathering on the topic and a glimpse at some of the better reporting . . . 

KMBC reviews Independence officer's overtime slips now being investigated

Independence city leaders want an outside firm to look into a police officer who logged nearly $170,000 in overtime last year.This all has to do with overtime work for construction at police headquarters.There is one main officer involved. KMBC 9 Investigates checked his overtime slips right around the middle of the construction project in August.

Independence hires special counsel to investigate police overtime case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The investigation into alleged misuse of overtime within the Independence Police Department will now include a special counsel. The city announced Friday that former Jackson County chief deputy prosecutor and former assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri Dan Nelson will oversee the city's investigation.

As Independence investigates police overtime, a 2020 audit sounded warnings about payroll

As Independence begins an investigation into how a police officer was able to log 2,800 hours of overtime last year, an audit from 2020 found problems with the city's timekeeping practices in another department.

Independence police officer files 225 overtime slips since Dec. 2020

KSHB 41 News obtained all of the overtime slips one IPD employee submitted for their construction work, which led to an investigation into overtime abuse in the department. The employee submitted 225 slips adding up to 2,800 hours and $160,000.

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