Pine Lawn police chief fired for unknown reasons - KMOV.com

Pine Lawn police chief fired for unknown reasons

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By Sarah Heath By Sarah Heath

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.

 

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