Greg Branson

COTTLEVILLE, MO (KMOX) The Cottleville Police Association has filed a complaint against Mayor Don Yarber, claiming interference in a marijuana possession case. The Post Dispatch reports the complaint says Yarber asked the city prosecutor to drop misdemeanor marijuana charges filed in a December traffic stop by police.

Police Association President Detective Brett Mitchell says the police records clerk told him she felt intimidated by Yarber when he asked for information on the case. Mitchell says the incident was an example of a pattern of intimidating behavior by the mayor.

Yarber says no one on the police department has ever been threatened by him to lose their job.
Meanwhile, city administrator and police chief Scott Lewis says the charges are still pending, with a court date set for February 11th.


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