Tuesday, December 17, 2019

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

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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."