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FOP still pushing for removal of Chief Burton

May 24, 2012
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Columbia Police policies have changed but a police union is still calling for bolder action.

Columbia City Manager stands behind police chief

Apr 26, 2012

The Columbia Fraternal Order of Police, or FOP, is calling for the removal of Police Chief Ken Burton.  The Mayor and City Manager were sent a 349-page complaint that detailed grievances against Burton and his alleged violations.  City Manager Mike Matthes responded with his support of the embattled police chief.