Executive Session Minutes
August 7th, 2002
Present: Mayor Keith Waldrop, Trustee Bill Hatch, Trustee Bonnie Finn, Trustee Jack Gallion, Trustee Carole Jones, Trustee Myrl Littlejohn, Trustee Sherry Catt, Clerk Ladora Boyd, Village Attorney Frank Weber, Jill Layton (a Court Reporter), Officer Jean Ann Randolph and Kent Heller (Officer Randolph's Attorney).
The executive session was enter into at 7:40 pm. Ms. Layton, a court reporter, started taking verbatim minutes during the reading of the charges against Officer Randolph by Mr. Weber. Officer Randolph was given a copy of the charges and notified that there would be a hearing on August 7th at 7pm.
Mr. Heller had some questions about a meeting this morning between Mr. Weber and the Mayor. Mr. Heller thought that it might have been a violation of the Open Meetings Act. Mr. Weber stated that there was no violation of the Open Meetings Act this morning. Mr. Weber stated that he called to inform Mr. Heller that the hearing would closer to 7:30 pm instead of 7 pm tonight.
Mr. Weber called in Sgt. Larry Fear, as a witness, to testify to some of the complaints against Officer Randolph. (See transcript.)
Mr. Weber called in Officer Greg Coker, as a witness, to testify. (See transcript.)
Mr. Weber called in Mr. Lonnie Wall, as a witness to an incident that happen on July 4th & 5th. (See transcript.)
Mr. Weber called in Mr. Kevin Gangloff, as to the complaint that he had signed against Officer Randolph. (See transcript.)
Mr. Weber called in Chief Chad Pusey, as a witness, to testify to the complaints against Officer Randolph. (See transcript.)
Mr. Heller called Officer Jean Ann Randolph as his only witness. (See transcript.)
After Mr. Weber, Mr. Heller and Officer Randolph left there was a discussion on what disciplinary action to take. During the discussion, Trustee Myrl Littlejohn asked that Chief Pusey come back in to answer a question that Mr. Littlejohn had. Mr. Littlejohn asked Chief Pusey if the Chief had said to Mr. Littlejohn and Mr. Gallion that Officer Randolph was a good officer. The Chief said she has the potential of being a good officer.
The executive session ended at 12:20 am.