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By Rob Langrell
Publisher of the Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Email: Police chief writes he was asked to 'provide some high cover' on Hehnke case

City manager, public works director say they never requested special treatment


Sidney Police Chief B.J. Wilkinson wrote an email in the spring of 2014 that said he was asked to keep a citation written to a city employee "off the radar in County Court and the newspaper."

The email was part of a document recently unsealed by the Cheyenne County Court that was obtained through a search warrant. The warrant, requested by investigator Sgt. Monty Lovelace of the Nebraska State Patrol in March, sought messages from Wilkinson's Sidney Police email account from Jan. 29, 2014, to Feb. 12, 2014, and April 11, 2014.

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Reader Comments

electme writes:

It makes one wonder how they all still have jobs and positions of power right now during this ordeal. The only one not working is the police chief and he is on paid leave for a month (must be ruff). The right thing to do is suspend them all until a full investigation is done by people not involved with this town or its politics. Who knows how many side deals and dirt they all have on each other if this is just the beginning, Nobody can be trusted thats had any past involvement.

guest01 writes:

What a nest of unprofessionalism. Truly amateur hour when so many of city leaders believe someone is so indispensible, that the law can be subverted thru a good old boy, unholy brotherhood of back channels. Then incredibly, the Mayor states he is unsure what direction to go. The direction is the law, Mr. Mayor.


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