Police Chief's Lawyer Files Another Motion for Continuance

By Christie Nicks

Published 08/21 2014 10:01PM

Updated 08/22 2014 08:08AM

ROCKFORD - Wednesday, a Winnebago County judge dismissed a complaint filed by Rockford Police Chief Chet Epperson regarding which agency has disciplinary jurisdiction over him.

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners has scheduled a disciplinary hearing for Epperson for Monday, August 25 complaint filed against Epperson by the police union after he allegedly interfered with a wellness check at the home of  local NAACP president Lloyd Johnston in October.

Shortly after the ruling, Epperson's attorney, Thomas McGuire, filed a continuance motion with the board which was denied.

Late Thursday afternoon, Epperson's attorney filed yet another motion for continuance citing a back injury to himself.  The board granted the motion, and the hearing is continued to September 10th.

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