BROKEN BOW— KCNI/KBBN has learned that a second letter of grievance has been filed by Broken Bow Police Officer David Taylor along with a formal letter by Broken Bow Police Chief Steve Scott.
The second grievance along with the formal letter was first reported by the Custer County Chief which was obtained through public information requests.
The grievance filed by Officer Taylor outlines the incident that took place on April 6 which references “unprofessionalism, threats of job loss, abuse of power and status by Mayor Jon Berghorst.”
Officer Taylor describes in his letter that Mayor Berghorst acted aggressively and possibly used his position as Mayor to “attempt to silence a criminal investigation by calling the Chief of Police directly.”
The letter written by Broken Bow Police Chief Steve Scott to Broken Bow Council President Rod Sonnichsen, expresses concerns on the behavior of Mayor Berghorst during the attempted investigation. Chief Scott writes that he is concerned on the direction of the Police Department “if officers have to worry about keeping their jobs as retaliation if the Mayor attempts to interfere with another investigation.”
Chief Scott notes that he “felt Mayor Berghorst put the Police Department in a bad situation because of his conduct.”
Officer David Taylor’s letter of grievance along with the formal letter from Chief Scott can be found below. Officer Ben Tucker’s letter of grievance can be found here.
David Taylor Grievance Letter Page 1