Video Reveals Independence, MO Police Officer Working Controversial Construction Gig

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 The video, from a day in January of this year, shows a snapshot of a police officer working long hours on a jail construction project that took more than a year to complete.

The master police officer worked as a de facto foreman for a police headquarters renovation at the request of his bosses, namely the department's former chief Brad Halsey.

For his work, he received more than $169,000 pay in overtime last year, making him the city's top paid employee with total earnings of more than $263,000.

The majority of the work on the construction project happened without any competitive bidding or permitting, and was approved by Halsey, who retired in December. The acting chief, Ken Jarnagin, was put on administrative leave earlier this year as the investigation began.

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