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Cherokee, IA Police Chief in limbo

CHEROKEE, Iowa (KTIV)- One man in Cherokee is keeping his job under unusual circumstances.

Cherokee's current police chief was re-appointed by Mayor Mark Murphy; however, the city council voted three to two to reject his appointment.

Police Chief Steve Schuck was the last chief of police, meaning he's the incumbent choice for the city.

Because the city council voted down the recommendation, that leaves the job in limbo.

Until the city council changes it's mind and accept Schuck's appointment to the job, or the Mayor finds someone else to fill the chief of police position, Schuck is still on the job.

"It's an uncomfortable limbo period, but it's not something that we can't continue to fulfill our responsibilities in providing law enforcement services to the citizens," Don Eikmeier said.

The city council will hold a regular meeting on January 28.

While the agenda isn't set yet, the police chief issue is anticipated to be a part of the agenda.    

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