BROKEN BOW, NE — New documents revealed today give additional details about the saga surrounding Broken Bow Mayor Jonathan Berghorst.
Tuesday, we shared the grievance filed against the mayor by Broken Bow police officer Ben Tucker. It outlined the events of April 6th in which Tucker says Berghorst was involved in an alleged assault and later tried to use his status to disrupt the investigation.
Wednesday, the Custer County Chief revealed a second grievance filed by Officer David Taylor.
It says the mayor asked the officers if they knew who he was.
The mayor told officers, “We might talk about this tomorrow then.” Berghorst was advised the officers would need to talk to other parties. The mayor said, “No, that’s proably enough for tonight.” Officer Taylor says he believes the mayor was using his power in an attempt to have Officer Tucker and him leave the resident without speaking to potential witnesses.
The Custer County Chief also released a letter from the police chief to the City Council President. Chief Steve Scott says he would like the issue resolved so the officers aren’t put in this type of situation again.
The Attorney General’s Office is investigating the incident.