Hancock County News

Several Knightstown police quit in dispute with town council

Fifteen Knightstown police officers have resigned over a power struggle with the town council.

 

Knightstown resident and volunteer firefighter Scott Spurgin speaking to WISH-TV.

 

 

The officers became frustrated with the town council's choice for interim police chief, who the officers say is less experienced than the officer recommended by current police chief Chris Newkirk.  Newkirk is off duty due to shoulder surgery.

 

The council said in a Facebook post that there will still be a police presence in town, despite the mass resignations.