Wednesday, January 16, 2019

CM contract to be reevaluated

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
After a nearly two and a half hour executive session of the Bisbee City Council at a special meeting Tuesday night, a decision was announced to reevaluate the city manager’s contract after the city holds a session to put forth a strategic plan for the city.
After the lengthy executive session to discuss the employment evaluation for City Manager Robert Smith, Mayor David Smith announced that the city will be holding a planning session to develop a strategic plan for the city sometime in February and that three months after that the council will hold a session to reevaluate CM Smith.
The council voted to go in full story (e-subscribers only)

Jail chaplain charged with sexual assault

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
The Cochise County Jail chaplain was arrested last week and charged with sexual abuse, sexual assault and unlawful sexual conduct in a correctional facility.
Doug Packer, 63, of Sierra Vista was arrested and booked into jail after the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office command staff learned on Jan. 4 that an inmate was claiming that an inappropriate incident had occurred at the Bisbee jail involving the chaplain.
According to Carol Capas, CCSO’s public information officer, “Sheriff Mark Dannels ordered an immediate investigation to determine the facts in the allegation.” She said detectives conducted interviews full story (e-subscribers only)

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