PINE LAWN, Mo. -- The police chief in the St. Louis County town of Pine Lawn has been fired.
The Pine Lawn City Council voted 5-3 Wednesday to remove Rickey Collins as chief. He had worked for the department for 20 years.
Several city leaders declined to discuss the firing. The city scheduled a Thursday afternoon press conference to address the matter.
Collins has made news in the past, including in 2006 when he accidentally shot a driver during a driving while intoxicated checkpoint. He once tried to outlaw sagging pants in Pine Lawn.