Note: This story was updated at 7:08 p.m.
On one hand is Oak Ridge City Council member Trina Baughn. She’s called for an investigation of the police chief.
On the other is City Council member Charlie Hensley. He wants the seven-member Council to reprimand Baughn.
It’s not clear which side, if either, will prevail during the Monday night meeting of the Oak Ridge City Council.
The two Council members, who have a strained relationship, have dueling resolutions that could be considered on Monday. Either one would require a second from another Council member to be discussed and four votes to be approved.
Both resolutions follow more than one week of accusations and allegations that have roiled and divided the community. They have focused, in particular, on the management of the Oak Ridge Police Department by Chief Jim Akagi and raised questions about the turnover rate and whether it is high. Some of the most blistering criticisms have come from former Oak Ridge Police Chief David Beams, who said he still visits the city. [Read more…]