Kansas Mayor Suspends Police Chief Who Raided Newspaper

Marion County Record
  • The police chief who led a highly criticized raid of a small Kansas newspaper has been suspended, the mayor confirmed to The Associated Press on Saturday.
  • Marion Mayor Dave Mayfield in a text said he suspended Chief Gideon Cody on Thursday. He declined to discuss his decision further and did not say whether Cody was still being paid.
  • Voice messages and emails from the AP seeking comment from Cody’s lawyers were not immediately returned Saturday.