Rosepine Police Chief Dennis Parrott called a press conference 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss allegations of misconduct discussed in last Thursday's City Council meeting.
"There's no misconduct," he
"Once the Council approves my budget, I can spend it on whatever is necessary for my department as long as I don't go over budget," Parrott
In a statement, Parrott
read a copy of an opinion from the office of the Attorney General:
"There is no discretion on the part of the Board of Aldermen
to impede the expenditure of a valid expense within the budget appropriated for the police department."
James needed those uniforms to perform his duties as a police officer, according to Parrott
..."Jeff James has been a commissioner since 1996," Parrott said.
sought verification on his
own from the Board of Ethics.
"They told me: 'This is not a Board of Ethics issue.You are in the right,' " Parrott