Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp released an official statement this morning concerning an ethics complaint that was filed against him by local resident, Mathew Milutin on Monday.
Milutin alleges that the consideration of new legislation by Hopkinsville City Council which would require local pawn brokers to provide electronic information about pawned merchandise to Hopkinsville Police Department constitutes a violation of Hopkinsville’s Code of Ethics.
Mayor Kemp was quoted as saying he categorically denies any ethical breach whatsoever and that the complaint is nothing more than an attempt to frustrate the adoption of new legislation affecting pawn brokers which Hopkinsville Police Chief Guy Howie has recommended as a way to strengthen law enforcement in Hopkinsville.
Mayor Kemp also says he is confident that this frivolous and baseless complaint will be dismissed.
110 Kentucky cities and counties, including the Christian County Sheriff’s Office contracts with Leadsonline and so does Kentucky State Police and Fort Campbell Police in providing electronic data on pawned merchandise.