Jackson ends city police department


The Jackson City Council voted Tuesday to disband the city police department and contract with the county sheriff for its law enforcement. But the Worthington Daily Globe reports there could be a public vote on the issue.

Jackson citizen Dave Schmidt, who started a grassroots effort to keep the police department in place through a petition, spoke to the council before the vote, submitting the signatures of 286 people who supported his cause. (Worthington Daily Globe)