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Mayor accuses police chief of wrongdoing

VILLA HILLS, Ky. (Angela Ingram) -- An ongoing feud is coming down to its final blows.

Villa Hills embattled police chief is fighting to keep his job.  The Mayor accuses him of wrongdoing and Monday night, the chief defended himself.

City council continued in an executive session late Monday night.  They will decide the fate of the Villa Hills Police Chief.  The chief's lawyers say this is really all about a personality conflict between him and the mayor of Villa Hills.

Early Monday evening supporters of the chief stood outside with signs and shirts in favor of keeping him.  They are also trying to help him with his legal expenses. 

Mayor Mike Martin accuses the chief of wrongdoing and insubordination.  The mayor says the chief kept poor and inaccurate records.  Those poor records, according to Mayor Martin, led to one police officer accruing more than 1,000 hours of overtime.  The mayor is also saying the chief has disobeyed orders.

They chief argues the mayor never disciplined him or made any performance evaluations to let him know where he stood.  There has been friction between the chief and the mayor for some time and the police chief's lawyers are convinced that is where the accusations are coming from. 

The Chief's attorney says if council fires him they will appeal to the Kenton County Circuit Court.

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