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Resident calls for Ft. Gibson police chief, city manager resignations

by: Katie Higgins Updated:

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FT. GIBSON, Okla. - Quick facts:

  • Lisa Mollester called for the Fort Gibson city manager and police chief's resignations.
  • She said two officers were treated unfairly and fired.
  • FOX23 is talking to both sides to learn what happened.

 

A struggle for power reached new heights in Fort Gibson Monday as a resident called for the police chief and city manager's resignations.

Lisa Mollester said she wants City Manager Kathy Carson and Police Chief Donnie Yarborough to step down at a city meeting Monday.

The call comes after two Fort Gibson officers were fired in the past two months.

Mollester and the officers say they were not treated fairly.


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FOX23 found that 16 officers have left the Fort Gibson force since 2014. 

The vast majority of those were under the past chief of police, and some say that was a different time, supporting the current chief.

Chief Yarborough has been in place since March of 2016. Two officers have been fired since then.

Yarborough and Carson declined to respond.

FOX23's Katie Higgins talked to those officers and a member of the board of trustees who ultimately decided their fate in the video above.