Kalamazoo leaders may investigate former chief’s firing

Kalamazoo city commissioners want more information on the firing of the former public safety chief - and why it was covered up.

When former Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Karianne Thomas left the department at the end of September, city officials said she had retired. It turned out that was a half-truth – she was also fired. And city leaders want to know more.

Kalamazoo City Commissioners will discuss whether to investigate the situation further during their next commission meeting on February 1.

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A second agenda item will raise the issue of accountability related to officials who covered up her firing.

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