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Crowd turns out to support police chief
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A crowd filled the meeting room at city hall to support Randy Caplinger last Tuesday.
Smithville Police Chief Randy Caplinger’s attorneys made it clear at a special meeting of the city council last Tuesday that the suspended chief will not go down without a fight. Speaking on behalf of her client, Attorney Sarah Cripps, accompanied by her partner Brandon Cox, said they would be seeking due process after the chief was recently being placed on suspension pending termination by Mayor Jimmy Poss. The mayor, apparently with the agreement of Police Commissioner Jason Murphy, said he took the action because he believed that the police department needs new leadership.