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Chaffee community wants police chief issue done

The City of Chaffee is waiting the mandatory 72 hours after a closed session meeting to release who is the new Chief of Police. The City of Chaffee is waiting the mandatory 72 hours after a closed session meeting to release who is the new Chief of Police.
Community members say they're ready for the struggle of police chief to come to an end. Community members say they're ready for the struggle of police chief to come to an end.
On May 21, city leaders voted in closed session on a new police chief. On May 21, city leaders voted in closed session on a new police chief.
CHAFFEE, MO (KFVS) -

The City of Chaffee is waiting the mandatory 72 hours after a closed session meeting to release who is the new Chief of Police.

But people in town, said they just want it all to be over.

Jim chambers was removed from the job, after allegedly covering up the killing of several dogs in town. He was never charged with a crime.

"It's a mess," said Marth Koch of Chaffee.

"It's a matter of, it's just time, it's just time," said Leah Robbins of Chaffee.

Community members like Koch and Robbins said they're ready for the struggle of police chief to come to an end.

"It's causing a lot of division in the town," said Koch.

"The majority of the town, I think we're all on the same page and the fact that it's time to come to a resolve, this has carried on long enough," said Robbins.

They said even after the authorities officially announce the name of the new chief Thursday, which will be 72 hours after the meeting, they don't think the time of controversy in the town will be up.

"You have a lot of them that's going to have a good reaction, you're going to have a lot of them that will have a bad reaction, you're going to have a lot of them that's like I am who are on the middle of the fence," said Koch.

"It's going to be split for awhile, but it's time to resolve it so once its announced, that's going to bring forth the time for all the people in town to then start acceptance, with acceptance comes peace, until then we're just not going to have it, it needs to be resolved," said Robbins.

"I just want it to all be over with, we've lived in this town for 15 years, it's a quiet town, I feel like our kids are safe here, it's a good community, I just want everything to stop, and the fighting to stop, and the arguing to stop," said Koch.

"I'm just grateful that its coming to an end, so that everyone can start coming together again," said Robbins.

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