Tuesday, December 17, 2019

"Acting Burlington Police Chief relieved after also admitting to fake social media account"


Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger relieved Acting Police Chief Jan Wright Monday just after she was appointed to the post and informed the mayor behind closed doors that she had a Facebook account under a fake name.

"I will work as best as I can... to try and build trust again," Wright said during Monday's news conference after just being announced as Acting Chief after Police Chief Brandon del Pozo resigned amid a scandal involving a fake Twitter account del Pozo used to troll a Burlington resident.

But that trust building would be short-lived as would her interim as the head of the Burlington Police Department.

According to a news release sent Monday evening minutes before a City Council meeting, Wright "had occasionally operated a Facebook account under the name 'Lori Spicer' through which she made comments about and engaged citizens in discussion of Police Department policy and practice."