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Shelbyville Board of Public Works upholds demotion of Chief of Detectives

The Shelbyville Board of Public Works and Safety announced Tuesday that it will uphold the demotion of Shelbyville Police Chief of Detectives Clifford Coffman.


Upon recommendation of Police Chief Mark Weidner the board voted to demote Coffman related to neglect of duty and neglect or disobedience of a direct order issued on December 3.  The board decided that Coffman failed to actively involve himself in, guide and supervise a homicide investigation involving a stabbing death.


The board submitted the following document in rendering its decisioon.