August 27, 2014

Northwood mayor fires police chief

The police chief in the northern Iowa town of Northwood has been fired. Mayor Randy Severson made the announcement that he has fired Leo Dorsey in a prepared statement released Wednesday.

Severson says due to the series of events involving his activities with his former wife, in which Severson says violated the city’s police department policies that he terminated Dorsey on Tuesday. District Judge James Drew last month had ruled that a temporary injunction against Dorsey would remain in effect which barred him from being anywhere near his ex-wife’s Northwood home.

Dorsey is running in the Republican primary in June for Worth County Sheriff against former sheriff David Gentz for the right to face incumbent Jay Langenbau in the November general election. Dorsey had been the city’s police chief for the last 15 years.

By Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City