EVANSDALE, Iowa – Seven Evansdale officers filed a letter of dissatisfaction against a police chief who was fired on April 14.
According to documents obtained Monday through an open record request by KWWL-TV, the letters were filed against Kent Smock in late February.
One complaint said the employee was afraid the situation could turn violent because the officers were armed. The letter came about the same time Smock was sent on vacation.
Smock was one of the lead investigators in the 2012 kidnapping and murder case of 10-year-old Lyric Cook-Morrissey and 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins. That investigation has yet to turn up any suspects.
Many documents in that open records request were heavily redacted. The city says that’s to protect personal information.