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Oolitic Town Council to meet in Special Meeting - Town Marshal Harrington to be placed on leave

OOLITIC - JANUARY 4, 2023 - The Oolitic Town Council will meet in special session on Monday one of the agenda items is to place Town Marshal James Harrington on administrative leave.

Photo: Town Marshal James Harrington is sworn in December 2021

The issue of administrative leave comes after Marshal Harrington used his K-9 during traffic stop a couple days ago when the occupants of a vehicle had a previous drug arrests.

Harrington called a town council member to seek permission to use his K-9.

" After consulting a town board member I was told to use my dog at a traffic stop on January 2, 2024 in the Town of Oolitic," said Town Town Marshal James Harrington.

The town council member told Harrington " We did not told tell you stop using the K-9 we just did not support the K-9 program,"

This comes after the town council voted to end the K-9 program back in December 2023.

Photo: Oolitic Town Marshal, Lawrence County Sheriff, Indiana State Police. Oolitic Volunteer Fire Department and IU Lifeline Ambulance respond to Oolitic Town Hall after a Oolitic Town employee battered Marshal James Harrington

Other issues includes when a town council member Jon Broglin showed up at town hall back in October after a town employee battered Harrington. Broglin requested no arrest be made of the town employee. At this time that case is being reviewed by Lawrence County Prosecutor Samuel Arp II.

Broglin was not charged with obstruction of justice, according to Harrington in a interview Thursday with the Lawrence County Zephyr.

The Oolitic Town Council will convene a Special Meeting on Monday January 8th, 2024, at 345 pm EST in the Board Room of the Oolitic Town Hall.

Agenda Items:

  • Election of 2024 Officers

  • Appointment of Legal Counsel for Town of Oolitic for 2024

  • Placement of James Harrington, Town Marshal, on paid administrative leave

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Caleb Bay
Caleb Bay
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How’s he supposed to trample the 4th Amendment without the dog?

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