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Mayor Wants Ruiz As Chief

The Kimball City Council planned to meet in special session on Wednesday evening, May 24, to consider Mayor John Morrioson’s appointment of Jose Ruiz as police chief.

Ruiz would follow former Chief Andy Bremer and Interim Chief Dwain Murdoch on the job.

In other police business, the City Council on May 16 considered the approval of the mayor’s appointment of Michael Youngquist, Damien S. Martinez and Greg Taylor as police officers.

Councilwoman Christy Warner asked if all three officers were interviewed and if all the proper procedures were followed. She was assured that LB51 had been followed...