Gene Birk interviews candidates for selected political races in South Central Kentucky.
Following our interview with Glasgow mayoral candidate, Harold MD Armstrong, the Glasgow Police Department sent out the following news release:
"In a recent interview on WBKO some incorrect information was given concerning the Glasgow Police Department statistics. The information given out stated the Glasgow Police Department had a total of 24 officers and had lost 10 of those officers in the last 60 days, that information is incorrect.
"The current number of sworn officers is 37, and the number that has left the department in the last 71 days is a total of 5 officers with 1 of them returning to the Glasgow Police Dept. and 3 others have been hired."
Below is Mr. Armstrong's response to the Glasgow PD's statement:
"In response to my interview with Gene Birk I stated that we had 24 policemen working on the street and we lost ten of those officers. I’d like to revise that & state that 2 of the officers that are on the street did not leave after stating they were leaving the department, therefore there are 8 that are gone, their names are listed as Ford, Britt, Corbin, Poynter, Clark, Taylor, Johnson & Greer, the last name has since returned to the department but had left when I first got the information. The police department stated they had 37 officers instead of the 24 that I stated that was working the streets. However the 37 which includes detectives, policeman who are in the department and not patrolling the street, school resource officers, evidence officers, animal control and other clerical help all of which are not patrolling the street as police officers."