Police chief still paid?

Police chief still paid?

There are 18 comments on the Webster County Citizen story from Aug 17, 2016, titled Police chief still paid?. In it, Webster County Citizen reports that:

Although suspended from duty for more than three months, Seymour Police Chief Ron Wright remains on paid administrative leave, City Clerk Leslie Houk confirmed last Thursday. " is still being paid," Houk said in a letter in response to a Missouri Sunshine Law request by the Webster County Citizen.

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NOTW

Springfield, MO

#1 Aug 22, 2016
Praise the lord. God is still providing for a good man during a difficult trail.
PTL

United States

#2 Aug 23, 2016
Amen and hallelujah to the God of Israel! He has stepped in to provide and reward a man for his Godly deeds and love of holy Israel. Someday this kind and loving shepherd will be returned to the flock who miss him.
Mag

United States

#3 Aug 24, 2016
He needs it will all the beer he drinks
john

Springfield, MO

#4 Aug 26, 2016
I pray for people like Mag, who feel the need to make up stories to drag others down. May God put his hand over you Mag and convict you in love.
Beth

Phoenix, AZ

#5 Aug 27, 2016
The man is a drunk
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info

Springfield, MO

#7 Sep 6, 2016
All charges against chief Wright were dropped due to Morgan's accusations being false. They are now moving forward and discussing when Wright will start back to work.
Questionable

Fairview Heights, IL

#8 Sep 22, 2016
If info's information is correct shouldn't he be back by now?
Just wondering

United States

#9 Sep 23, 2016
Good question..hmmm
Informant

Willow Springs, MO

#10 Sep 28, 2016
the City paid Miss Morgans a cash settlement to drop all charges against the city and Ron Wright, Because the city did not want her, or the other witnesses taking the stand against them ( The City and Ron Wright) because they knew the public fallout would be extremely embarrassing to say the least. Now the City is trying to keep the pay off a secret, and are refusing to release public information upon request to several requesting news outlets on just how much tax payer money from the citizens of Seymour went to paying off Miss Morgans to keep her mouth shut. Chief Wright has not been returned to his position and has remained on paid leave because the city alderman haven't decided how to justify to the public why they would pay a settlement to Miss Morgans if the accusations were made up and false. Payoffs and out of court settlements admit guilt with out pleading guilty and being held accountable in a court of law. Now the city is fully aware of just how much it costs them to keep Ron Wright employed with paid leave and an out of court settlement proving that he is a major liability. So now instead of doing what they should have done along time ago( Terminate Ron Wright's non-contracted employment) which in retrospect would have saved the city ALOT of money, They will either try to sweep it all under the rug and bring him back like nothing happen , which is what Ron Wright hopes for, or the City Will offer to pay him a severance package (more taxpayer money) to resign quietly for his actions. Either way yet again it will be the Tax Base that the city relies upon to carry the burden and not the City officials to take responsibility and take the correct action.
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Tard

Collinsville, IL

#12 Oct 7, 2016
Informant wrote:
the City paid Miss Morgans a cash settlement to drop all charges against the city and Ron Wright, Because the city did not want her, or the other witnesses taking the stand against them ( The City and Ron Wright) because they knew the public fallout would be extremely embarrassing to say the least. Now the City is trying to keep the pay off a secret, and are refusing to release public information upon request to several requesting news outlets on just how much tax payer money from the citizens of Seymour went to paying off Miss Morgans to keep her mouth shut. Chief Wright has not been returned to his position and has remained on paid leave because the city alderman haven't decided how to justify to the public why they would pay a settlement to Miss Morgans if the accusations were made up and false. Payoffs and out of court settlements admit guilt with out pleading guilty and being held accountable in a court of law. Now the city is fully aware of just how much it costs them to keep Ron Wright employed with paid leave and an out of court settlement proving that he is a major liability. So now instead of doing what they should have done along time ago( Terminate Ron Wright's non-contracted employment) which in retrospect would have saved the city ALOT of money, They will either try to sweep it all under the rug and bring him back like nothing happen , which is what Ron Wright hopes for, or the City Will offer to pay him a severance package (more taxpayer money) to resign quietly for his actions. Either way yet again it will be the Tax Base that the city relies upon to carry the burden and not the City officials to take responsibility and take the correct action.
No they should of told all you animal activists to Shut Up Bc if the owners had took care of dog this wouldn't of happened! Pit Bulls shouldn't be running loose!! And what's the difference in a bullet or vet putting it down!! These animals have more rights than unborn babies!!
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you are clueless

Saint Louis, MO

#14 Oct 8, 2016
Tard wrote:
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No they should of told all you animal activists to Shut Up Bc if the owners had took care of dog this wouldn't of happened! Pit Bulls shouldn't be running loose!! And what's the difference in a bullet or vet putting it down!! These animals have more rights than unborn babies!!
You are thinking about the Sparta police, this is about Seymour. And has nothing to do with a dog, it has to do with a police chief who was alone with a female while he was on duty and she claimed he touched her sexually
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Old timer

Ozark, MO

#16 Oct 8, 2016
Informant wrote:
the City paid Miss Morgans a cash settlement to drop all charges against the city and Ron Wright, Because the city did not want her, or the other witnesses taking the stand against them ( The City and Ron Wright) because they knew the public fallout would be extremely embarrassing to say the least. Now the City is trying to keep the pay off a secret, and are refusing to release public information upon request to several requesting news outlets on just how much tax payer money from the citizens of Seymour went to paying off Miss Morgans to keep her mouth shut. Chief Wright has not been returned to his position and has remained on paid leave because the city alderman haven't decided how to justify to the public why they would pay a settlement to Miss Morgans if the accusations were made up and false. Payoffs and out of court settlements admit guilt with out pleading guilty and being held accountable in a court of law. Now the city is fully aware of just how much it costs them to keep Ron Wright employed with paid leave and an out of court settlement proving that he is a major liability. So now instead of doing what they should have done along time ago( Terminate Ron Wright's non-contracted employment) which in retrospect would have saved the city ALOT of money, They will either try to sweep it all under the rug and bring him back like nothing happen , which is what Ron Wright hopes for, or the City Will offer to pay him a severance package (more taxpayer money) to resign quietly for his actions. Either way yet again it will be the Tax Base that the city relies upon to carry the burden and not the City officials to take responsibility and take the correct action.
The city of Seymour relies on City Utilities to pay for most of their expenses, and we wonder why our rates are so high!, when our officials needlessly and foolishly pay out money to keep this from going to court and then re-hire the sob so he can continue to do this. What kind of liability is the City taking on by doing this? Could the Chief have something on the counsel ? Maybe it's time the State investigates and we truly clean house.
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username

Cadiz, KY

#18 Oct 9, 2016
Old timer wrote:
<quoted text>The city of Seymour relies on City Utilities to pay for most of their expenses, and we wonder why our rates are so high!, when our officials needlessly and foolishly pay out money to keep this from going to court and then re-hire the sob so he can continue to do this. What kind of liability is the City taking on by doing this? Could the Chief have something on the counsel ? Maybe it's time the State investigates and we truly clean house.
If this is true, do you think maybe they did it to save your city some money? If it had all went through, they would be paying for trial and jurors and so forth. Then if found guilty she could have opened up the door and sued the city for everything. Maybe it came out to be cheaper in the long run.
bahahaha

Cadiz, KY

#19 Oct 9, 2016
Tard wrote:
<quoted text>No they should of told all you animal activists to Shut Up Bc if the owners had took care of dog this wouldn't of happened! Pit Bulls shouldn't be running loose!! And what's the difference in a bullet or vet putting it down!! These animals have more rights than unborn babies!!
You may have the wrong story but you got your username right. Lol. Look before you leap or in your case, read before you type.
Donald Trump

Boonville, MO

#20 Nov 9, 2016
He's NOT getting paid anymore! HA! HA! Now that I'm elected President Of the United States, nobody will be getting paid except ME! Everybody else will have to work for free or go to jail! It's now only going to be about one thing, and that's ME! ME! ME! ME! Let's make America RAGE again!
scott

Denton, MD

#21 Oct 10, 2018
I Donít Think any of charges are correct. I worked with Ron Wright many Years Before he moved away he was a Very Good Man
Dirty

United States

#22 Monday Dec 3
What the hell is wrong with you people?? There is no situation where a police chief, for pushing paperwork that I'm sure makes a ridiculous salary, for doing paperwork mind you, with questionable ethics, should receive paid time for suspension. roads need to be repaved kids need new school supplies and there's kids freezing and hungry every day but by all means let's play the police chief to do his job that he's not doing. Praise the Lord (that was sarcasm, because I'm sure the majority of people that will feel upset by this post will not know what sarcasm is or humor)
Check the record

United States

#23 Thursday Dec 6
Well hes been gone from there a year so...

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