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City council votes to eliminate police civil service commission

WORTHINGTON — The Worthington City Council, heeding a recommendation from  the Worthington Charter Commission, voted following a public hearing Monday night to alter the city charter to eliminate the requirement for a police civil service commission.

Municipal officials felt comfortable with the change in the city charter given that the police civil service commission no longer serves the purpose for which it was originally created. They felt that current state law and city management provide sufficient protection for police officers.

The change doesn’t officially go into effect until 90 days after publication. Members of the public may request a referendum to approve the council’s decision.

For more of this story, see Wednesday's print edition and