Official in Lincoln Co. city under fire for alleged misuse of office

Official in Lincoln Co. city under fire for alleged misuse of office

Official in Lincoln Co. city under fire for alleged misuse of office

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 14 at 4:59 PM

(KMOV.com) – Some Winfield residents are saying the city clerk is performing the duties of a police officer.

Residents are accusing City Clerk Roschell Eaton of granting favors and not upholding city codes.  Her supporters tell News 4 she does things by the book, something that they say does not sit well with her political rivals.

Eaton is a Navy veteran, joined the National Guard, and was trained as a military police officer, who served in Kosovo, Haiti, and Germany. Eaton said she occasionally goes on patrol with police officers, on her own time.  Some critics said she is actually pulling over drivers.

Some aldermen are debating whether to fire Eaton, but one alderman said her critics are listening to false rumors.

“You know we try to do what the people want, but its sorta hard time,” Brandon Gilbert said.

Winfield is going to hold a public meeting Monday night to decide Roschell’s future.

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