FARMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO) – On Monday night, Farmington city leaders will decide whether their police chief will keep his job.
Farmington City Council will vote to approve or reject a separation agreement with their current police chief, Brian Lindquist.READ MORE: Tax Refund Delays Likely To Grow As Filing Deadline Nears
Lindquist has been with the department for 20 years and was promoted to police chief in 2006.
Many residents are speaking out against the move and say the chief has done a fantastic job of uniting the police force and working with the community.READ MORE: Otis 'Popeye' Givens Charged With Murder In Mpls. Parking Garage Shooting
The decision to potentially fire Lindquist came as a shock to one Farmington business owner.
“You are talking about a man who is a veteran, he’s also a veteran with the police department,” said Adam Kurth. “He’s had nothing but integrity with all of us in the community, so we couldn’t possibly understand why (he would be fired) — (we are in) a lot of shock and awe.”MORE NEWS: OMNI Brewing In Maple Grove Offers Free Beer For Showing Vaccine Card
If the council approves the agreement, Lindquist’s last day on the job will be Aug. 24.