Roseburg city council denounces efforts to oust police chief

The city council said they plan on releasing the official statement Tuesday with all of the councilor’s signatures.

Posted: Jan 26, 2021 12:45 AM
Updated: Jan 26, 2021 11:57 AM

ROSEBURG, Ore.-- The Roseburg City Council unanimously approved a draft letter that condemns efforts by some in the community to try and oust Roseburg Police Chief Gary Klopfenstein.

During Monday night's meeting, all the councilors voiced their support for Klopfenstein. Though they did not name any groups, councilors also condemned a push by groups to actively go against Governor Kate Brown's COVID-19 restrictions. Here is a portion of the draft letter approved by the council:

"We do not stand in support of local groups who use coercion and threaten elected officials with recall if they do not comply to their wishes. This action is divisive and dangerous at a time when cooperation and support are needed more than ever."

The city council said they plan on releasing the official statement Tuesday with all of the councilor's signatures.

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