Chillicothe Mayor Jack Everson says he and the law director are using an outside agency to do an independent investigation into the March 16th actions of Police Chief Roger Moore. Mayor Everson announced in a statement, Friday, that Moore requested a week of vacation leave, which had been granted.
With the statement, the Mayor attached the Police Chief's written request for vacation time. In the letter, Chief Moore recounted the situation that took place at the Cozy Inn Bar, stating that he was being provoked by a person while off duty, so he tried to leave; however, the person followed him to his vehicle and tried to get him to engage in a physical confrontation. He continued by stating the person laid his hands on him multiple times and his reaction to that was captured on video.
Chief Moore added that he welcomes any investigation into the matter that the Mayor finds necessary in order to clear up the issue.