GLASGOW, Mo. - During a closed executive session on Oct. 19, leaders of the city of Glasgow decided to suspend the chief of police and city administrator, Kevin Atwood, for 30 days.
The reason for the paid suspension, which is also being called an administrative leave, is closed to the public at this time, but the mayor and city attorney said Atwood would no longer be working for the city after the suspension is over.
Fred Foley, mayor of Glasgow, and Randall Barron, attorney for the city, said Atwood is willing to help with any issues regarding current city projects while he is on leave.
Foley and Barron also said Atwood is not under any investigation at this time, and only will be if deemed necessary.
During the 30-day suspension, the assistant police chief will be handling Atwood’s previous chief of police duties, and city staff will be handling Atwood’s previous city administrative duties.
Some residents of Glasgow told ABC 17 News that the suspension was not a surprise. They said Atwood was unprofessional. They also said Atwood was known more as the city administrator, and not as the chief of police.
Atwood told ABC 17 News that he sent in his letter of resignation because he found another job.
Foley said the City Council will most likely hold a closed work session after its public meeting on Nov. 13 to discuss who should fill the vacant positions.