Winfield police chief suspended

Winfield Chief of Police Brett Burleson served a three day suspension.

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
WINFIELD — Winfield Police Chief Brett Burleson faced a three-day suspension two weeks ago after mayor Randy Price did not approve of the way Burleson handled a confrontation related to a personal issue.
“Brett had a personal issue that he was dealing with a young man who had married his daughter,” Price said. “The way that he handled that issue, he wasn’t in uniform or on duty or in a police vehicle, he was in his wife’s vehicle, and went to that individual to address the issue he had with that individual. It wasn’t on city property or anything like that, but the way he handled that situation, I felt it best that I gave him a three-day suspension, and that’s what I did.

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