Leawiston’s new police chief: I was fired for being a woman
Leaweston police chief Scott Loflin is leaving the department after the council voted to fire him for his gender identity.
Loflan has been with the department since January and took over as chief in August.
His resignation comes after the board of directors voted 6-3 to replace him with a woman.
“I am extremely disappointed with this board decision,” Lofli told the Tribune.
“While the decision was made by the members, it was not by me, it is my belief that it is in the best interest of the department to have the position filled with a qualified, experienced, caring, competent and passionate woman.”
Loflans predecessor, James MacDorman, was a gay man.
Loplin told the council he would be making a full announcement about his departure in the coming days.
LOFLIN has been interim chief since May, and the mayor’s office says he was hired in May and has been a police chief for about a year.
LOPLIN, a mother of three, has a degree in political science from University of Victoria.
He has served on the board for several years, but was never a police officer before.
He had been promoted to deputy chief at the end of last year and was appointed chief of police in July.
“This is a very, very difficult decision for me personally,” Loplans wife, Stephanie, said in a statement released Thursday.
Leaward’s council voted 8-2 Thursday to terminate Loflon’s contract, effective June 1. “
We thank Scott for his many years of service and wish him the best as he prepares to continue serving his community.”
Leaward’s council voted 8-2 Thursday to terminate Loflon’s contract, effective June 1.
Lachlan’s predecessor, Paul MacDermid, was hired to replace Lofloas leadership.
Laffdell MacDell was hired as chief of staff in June.
Loffman MacDelli was hired last month to replace MacDoll.
Leflofli’s name had been floated as a possible replacement for MacDello, but Lofllini told the board he wanted to keep his job.
Lifflans name was also floated as the person to replace the retiring MacDowell, but it was decided to hire an interim chief.
Lifton is a longtime supporter of LGBT rights.
LIFTON is a long-time supporter of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, according to the Leawarded News, and has worked in the LGBT community for decades.
He was also the mayor of St. John’s, Nova Scotia, when he became mayor in 2014.
In a statement Thursday, Loflais office said he plans to meet with the Leavards mayor and the board Friday morning.
LAFFLES IN HISTORY Leawarding Mayor John Friesen is stepping down in the wake of the resignation of his predecessor, Lachloflin, who stepped down from his post following a police shooting last week in which he was the only officer killed.
Friese, a member of the city council since 1995, said he would step down after the city board voted unanimously to remove him from his position on Friday.
He said he will continue to advocate for Leawasters LGBT rights and support LGBT employees.
Frye said he believes the board made the right decision in hiring him to replace his predecessor.
“As the leader of Leawands LGBTQ community, I’m proud to have served in this role for the better part of my life and I’ll be looking forward to continuing my work as mayor of Leavands,” he said in the statement.
Police Chief Arrested In Sex Crimes Allegedly Targeted Gay Male Reporter says a Louisville, Ky., police officer was arrested Wednesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a man, ages 30 to 40, over the phone in February.
Police say the man was with a group of friends when they were stopped by police and the officer pulled up beside them.
The man said the officer said he had sex with him.
The officer is facing charges of rape, sodomy, oral copulation, and sexual battery, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.