- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Casper Police Chief Jim Wetzel says he hasn’t considered resigning despite reports of low morale from within the police department and a city council member’s call for him to step down.

Wetzel told the Casper Star-Tribune (https://bit.ly/2q6HOHt) on Tuesday he believes he still has support from the council and the city manager’s office.

A Fraternal Order of Police survey released earlier this month showed officers have complained about Wetzel’s leadership. The officers said the city’s human resources department had not acted on their complaints about unfair discipline and other issues.

Councilwoman Amanda Huckabay called for Wetzel’s resignation Friday.

Wetzel says he needs to improve communication with the department and that he’s waiting for the results of an outside assessment of the department, which councilors approved last week.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com


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