2012's TOP 5 STORIES: Police shakeup, charter issue lead list

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A street preacher’s entry in the Crestview Christmas Parade caused furor.

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Published: Friday, December 28, 2012 at 07:48 PM.

CRESTVIEW — As the north county continues to grow, the News Bulletin continues to expand its coverage of news affecting readers throughout the region.

Some jumped out right away as we combed our archives; others were more subtle.

1. Crestview Police shakeup

Crestview Police Department Chief Brian Mitchell and his operations director Maj. Joseph Floyd were fired in the spring after an investigation of several allegations against the five-year officers.

“The termination of employment was effective after the city of Crestview’s mayor, David Cadle, provided a written notice of termination to the former operations major,” police spokesperson Lt. Andrew Schneider stated in press release.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the State Attorney’s Office suspended Floyd and Mitchell March 1 following investigations.

Interim chief Kenneth Bundrick replaced Mitchell. This fall, Chief Tony Taylor assumed the position.

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