Former Joplin Police Chief Kevin Lindsey faces the biggest problem he has had since taking over as chief in Fort Smith, Ark.
Rumors are circulating throughout Fort Smith that Lindsey is already on his last legs at his new position, according to a report on the KHBS website. Apparently, Lindsey has had problems with two veteran officers, both of whom are under investigation, with one being demoted:
"Dozens of police officers held an emergency meeting on Friday to show support for Lindsey. Members of the Fraternal Order of Police and the Fort Smith Municipal Police Association took a vote and decided unanimously to show unconditional support for Lindsey.
"There is no word whether the decision to investigate Barrows and Howard had anything to do with the outpouring of support, but sources close to the department said many officers are under the impression that Lindsey could soon be terminated.
"Lindsey would not comment on that issue either but said he appreciates all the support he is getting."