By: Diane Benjamin
I did not attend the meet-and-greet last Monday with the two Chief candidates. One person who did told me Jamal Simington, Illinois State Police, appeared as more of leader than Springfield Police Chief Kenny Winslow.
City Manager Tim Gleason announced Monday night a special email address can be used for public comments: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m doing this story because local media isn’t telling you this: https://www.sj-r.com/news/20171030/springfield-police-union-votes-no-confidence-in-chief-winslow
Gleason can not pick Winslow without explaining this article and how/if the issues raised have been fixed. Life is hard enough for officers, they deserve a chief they can trust. The public needs to trust him too. Considering Winslow is still Chief in Springfield, maybe he fixed the problems after they became public. I have no idea!