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Police chief's fate may be decided soon

Wilkinson will continue to appeal jail sentence


A decision on Sidney Police Chief B.J. Wilkinson’s employment with the city is expected soon, city officials say.

According to state statute, city employees report to the city manager – meaning Sidney Interim City Manager Geri Anthony will make the final determination.

“It’s getting really close today,” Anthony said in a phone interview on Wednesday. “We’re just waiting for our attorneys to come up with the proper paperwork.”

Wilkinson has been on paid administrative leave since July, after pleading no contest to obstructing government operations, a misdemeanor charge. He...

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