Mixed Reactions to Phillips PD Chief Resignation

By: Clare Kaley Email
By: Clare Kaley Email

The settlement between former Police Chief David Sonntag and the City of Phillips has many residents shocked and still looking for answers. Many people want the mayor to come out and answer their questions.

It seems to be all anyone in the City of Phillips is talking about.

"I've heard quite a bit in the last couple of months about the case and what not," Mykayla Hilgart, Phillips resident said, "its quite the controversy."

She's not the only one wanting to know more. Many residents in Phillips headed to our WebChannel, wsaw.com, to read and react.

One wrote: "What is wrong with that city anyway! Good standing, I'd run him out of town with -zero- in his pocket."

Another viewer said: "Wow! Words just can't describe..."

People around town say the city did not do the right thing. But not everyone thinks that way.

"All I'm telling the public is I feel that it's best for the community," Paul Precour, Phillips resident said.

Paul Precour is a Phillips resident and a business man. As a previous county board member and former chairman of the police enforcement committee, he says this situation could have been much worse for residents.

"Its a very difficult process and it drags out in the courts and it can get very expensive," Precour said, "so I think our city legal counsel and I think our mayor did what was best to settle the situation. and whatever side of the fence that they were on, people are on, I think we have to look at whats the greater good of the community."

In the settlement, Mr. Sonntag does not admit any wrongdoing or misconduct and his record will be clean.

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