Ball Police Chief raise proposal passed by town council - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Raise for Ball Police Chief passed by town council

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BALL, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -The town council of Ball voted unanimously Tuesday night to give police Chief Melvin Williams a pay raise.

The Mayor of Ball said he will veto the raise as soon as he can.  

The Council wants to adopt an ordinance that would raise the Chief's pay by $ 200.00 a month. Mayor Jonathan Dean said he does not feel that the Chief is qualified for that raise.

Chief Williams is under investigation by the State Attorney General's Office for claims of sexual harassment made by a fellow male Ball Police Officer. The Mayor said until that investigation is over, he doesn't believe the Chief should be rewarded.

"I feel his action are reckless and irresponsible with the sexual harassment claim. And, the fact that he has prided himself in telling the townspeople that he has donated a portion of his salary back to help the police department," said Jonathan Dean Mayor of Ball. "My issue with the raise is, if you're donating that much money toward the police department, why not cut back on your donation instead of asking for a pay raise?"

Mayor Dean has 10 days to veto the raise.

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