Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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July 2, 2013

Glasgow City Council members defend their decision

GLASGOW — A few Glasgow City Council members elaborated a bit more Tuesday on a unanimous decision Monday to reinstate a police sergeant they found guilty of ethics violations.

Immediately after the administrative hearing, Councilman Freddie Norris who, as chairman of the council’s public safety committee, had announced the findings of fact and Barton’s punishment, had no further comment and didn’t add much on Tuesday.

“I think we did our best to handle it according to the procedure and the law,” Norris said. “We did it as fairly as we could, and we’ll have to stand on that.”

The city’s charges against Barton were that he violated his oath of office and other ethical conduct rules and engaged in conduct unbecoming an officer, based on the fact that he changed his accounting of events to federal investigators after initial interviews and his federal grand jury testimony in a case against Barren County Sheriff Chris Eaton and two others. He admitted during the federal trial that he had done this.


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