Ridgetop Police meeting unexpectedly canceled

Posted at 11:04 PM, Jun 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 00:05:10-04

RIDGETOP, Tenn. (WTVF) — A special-called meeting on the status of the Ridgetop Police Department was canceled at the last minute.

The city shut down the police department last week, but a Robertson County judge ordered it to reopen on Friday.

Smokey Barn News reports a note was left on the door saying the meeting was canceled and that Mayor Tony Reasoner told them the meeting was canceled on the advice of the city's attorney.

Reasoner said the city council closed the department because it had no other choice.

He said police had requested $450,000 but the city only has $129,000 to allocate to law enforcement. Another meeting on the issue was scheduled for this Thursday.