ROCKFORD (WIFR) – The attorney for Rockford Police Chief Chet Epperson is trying to get a complaint filed against the chief, by the police union thrown out.
Attorney Thomas McGuire filed several motions in circuit court, saying the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners does not have the authority to hear this case. He says only the mayor has the authority to discipline the chief. Attorneys for the Union disagree and want the case to move forward.
A judge is expected to decide on July 3rd. The initial complaint surrounded a welfare check at Rockford NAACP president Lloyd Johnston’s home. The union says Chief Epperson told Johnston not to let police officers inside the home.