NEW BOSTON, TX (KSLA) - After six and a half weeks of silence, a letter from Tony King, the embattled Chief of Police for the town of New Boston, Texas explains the controversial firing of Lieutenant Johnny Milwood.
The letter written by Chief King, and placed in the Lt. Milwood's personnel file says Milwood was terminated from the New Boston Police department for "Lack of Confidence."
The four-page document, characterized as a "statement" by New Boston City Secretary Darla Faulknor, was sent to the media through email earlier this afternoon "upon the request of Mayor [Johnny] Branson and Chief of Police Tony King."
In the letter, King writes about alleged complaints lodged against Milwood by fellow New Boston police officers, residents of the East Texas town, and other law enforcement officers from other police agencies.
King also describes an incident where Milwood became irate with the Police Chief, yelled at him, and threatened to file a lawsuit against King.
In February, following Milwood's dismissal from the force, King also began to face allegations of racism and wrongdoing leveled at him by some city residents and an attorney representing Milwood.