PLEASANT VIEW, Utah — Members of the Pleasant View City Council removed its chief of police without cause after a closed session meeting Saturday afternoon.
The city council held a special council meeting to discuss the existing appointment of Chief D. Scott Jackson.
A closed session took place per Utah State Code to discuss the character, professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual, according to a press release from city administrator Melinda Greenwood.
After approximately three hours the council adjourned the closed session and went into the public meeting.
Mayor Toby Mileski called for a motion to unappoint Jackson without cause. Councilmen Jerold Burns and Scott Boehme supported the motion.
Councilmen Steve Gibson and Mike Humphreys dissented.
Councilman Mel Marker was excused from the vote.
The mayor broke the tie vote making the motion pass with a 3-2 vote, according to the release.
According to the release the council enacted a provision in the city ordinance to remove Jackson without cause.
Jackson served in the Pleasant View Police Department for 17 years. Fifteen of those years were in the capacity of chief.
“His many years of dedicated service are appreciated and the impact of his positive contributions to the community will be recognized for many years to come,” the release stated.
City officials stated they would not comment further on the issue because it is a personnel matter.