Ashland Police Chief Suing City And Mayor

The Ashland Chief of Police is suing the city of Ashland and its mayor.

Chief Lyn Woolford who was placed on administrative leave last week, is accusing the mayor Gene Rhorer of taking retaliatory action and violating his right to due process.

The lawsuit says Rhorer demanded that Woolford send Ashland police officers to his residence at least 2 times to remove Rhorer’s girlfriend from his his residence.

Woolford did not send police believing it was not their responsibility to interfere with Rhorer’s personal business, as there was not an immediate threat of violence.

Woolford was also terminated by Rhorer when he was serving as city administrator in late March with no explanation according to the lawsuit.

Ashland’s city deputy chief, Terry Toalson, is expected to serve as the interim chief of police while Woolford is on administrative leave.