Spring Hill Mayor, city council terminate police chief

Posted at 5:34 PM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-18 18:34:31-04

SPRING HILL, Kan. – The police chief in Spring Hill, about 30 minutes south of Kansas City, has been terminated.

In a release issued late Friday, Jim Hendershot, interim city administrator, said that Mayor Steven Ellis and the City Council made the decision to fire former police chief Richard Mann.

The decision was made at a special meeting Thursday night.

Hendershot said Lance Wipf will service as acting police chief.

The city has declined to provide details about Mann, who was placed on administrative leave in early April.

Mann had been with the department since 2011.