Battle Creek police

7:20 am
Thu July 17, 2014

New Battle Creek Police Chief Sworn in

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Jim Blocker had been interim chief since Jackie Hampton retired
Battle Creek Police Chief Jim Blocker was sworn in to the permanent office.
9:49 pm
Sun July 13, 2014

Battle Creek City Commissioner Critical of Police Chief Search

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Fellow commissioners question whether Jeff Domenico's e-mails violated ethics and the city charter
Commissioner Jeff Domenico was a vocal critic of past Battle Creek police leadership, and he didn't mince words when he gave his opinion about the recent chief search. "Shouldn't we expect our police chief to have some experience as a supervisor in a police department?"
7:59 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

City Documents Lay Out Case for Firing Two Top Battle Creek Police Officials

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Investigation was sparked by allegations of hostile work environment
Former Deputy Battle Creek Police Chief Jim Saylor and Inspector Maria Alonso were fired for destroying city information, favoritism and lying to city leaders about the nature of their relationship, according to documents released Tuesday.
9:13 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Two Battle Creek Police Officers Out After Investigation

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Attorney for Jim Saylor and Maria Alonso says firings are a violation of constitutional rights
Two police department employees have been fired after a nearly two-month investigation, Interim City Manager Susan Bedsole confirmed Tuesday. Deputy Police Chief Jim Saylor and Inspector Maria Alonso's terminations Tuesday are effective immediately after the two were placed on paid administrative leave March 5.
5:40 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Battle Creek Reinvestigates Police Incident

Credit WMUK

The City of Battle Creek says it’s investigating whether a police officer used excessive force when arresting an assault suspect more than a year ago.

A previous inquiry into the October 2012 incident had cleared patrol officer Christopher Hug of wrongdoing. But city officials say they recently discovered that some key information from the case never made it to the county prosecutor’s office. That includes surveillance tape that shows Hug apparently beating suspect Kenneth Moye.

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