Police department involved in City investigation
After KYMN filed 2 data request forms, the City responded with redacted information regarding disbursements to Everett and Vanderwiel totaling over $30,000. From that information it appears the City started using the investigative services of the company in November 2015. One of the early charges lists a Union identified as LELS, that stands for Law Enforcement Labor Services, the police union. It was a nearly 6 hour meeting in December that included reviewing information from complainants, identifying discrete allegations and work on a plan for investigation. It then says, send information requests to City and to LELS. On January 11th of this year, there is a charge for reviewing communications from complaints regarding additional concerns; conference with HR Director Michelle Mahowald and contact with LELS to arrange and confirm follow-up meetings.