Springfield, Illinois Acting Police Chief Kenny Winslow
Springfield Leaks has been tipped off to a Harassment Complaint against Acting Springfield Police Chief Kenny Winslow. According to the source, the complaint was filed by City of Springfield employee Lisa Davis. Lisa Davis is the Personnel Director of the Springfield Police Department. The source stated that the complaint was because she was ordered to answer phones. Mrs. Davis told Winslow that it is not in her job description and complained to the Human Resources Department. According to another source familiar with the situation, no discipline was issued.
Kenny Winslow’s nomination to become permanent Springfield, Illinois Police Chief is going to be on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014.
Springfield Leaks is urging all Springfield Alderman to dig into further questions. Alderman should question the following:
What will Springfield, Illinois Police Sergeant Jeff Barr future role in the Springfield Police Department, while he is under accusations of buying a motorcycle at half its value knowing that the ownership was under dispute in a domestic relationship. A lawsuit has been filed in federal court and Barr still owns the bike. Click here to read the story. Barr was suspended as a result of buying the disputed motorcycle. According to the source, Winslow and Barr are close friends and Barr is looking at being promoted to assist the Deputy Chief of Administrative Services.
According to an organization chart to the right- Kenny Winslow is going to eliminate the Professional Standards Division (As you can see, the Professional Standards Department is not listed). The Professional Standards Division is also Internal Affairs. With eliminating this division, it is highly discouraging to have Internal Affairs report directly to the Chief of Springfield Police, for lawsuit purposes.
Once the Professional Standards division is eliminated, what is the future of the following officers: Lt. Dan Mounce (Investigations), Lt. Greg Williamson (Internal Affairs), Commander Gregg Williams (Administrative Services ) and Chris Mueller (Internal Affairs). Where are they going to be moved to or demoted down to?
As you may remember, Lt. Chris Mueller was the officer who told former Springfield Police Chief Robert Williams that he should not destroy Internal Affairs files because of a pending Freedom of Information Request.
Springfield Police Department Street Crimes Unit
We also need to know what is Winslow’s future plans for the Springfield Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit. WHAT ABOUT CAMERAS IN THE STREET CRIMES UNIT VEHICLES? There are recent talks about upgrading technology – well please us all and address this CONCERN!
Before approving Kenny Winslow’s appointment for Chief, we believe these items need to be addressed in detail.