POLICE CHIEF KENTON TREMAR BUCKNER VIOLATES DEPARTMENTAL RULES AND CAUSES EMBARASSMENT BY FAILING TO PAY STATE TAXES WHEN DUE
Befouled LRPD Police Chief Kenton Tremar Buckner failed to pay $4,744.57 in state income taxes when due which resulted in the Department of Finance & Administration ("DFA") filing a Certificate of Indebtedness (a lien) against him.
LRPD Rules and Regulations apply to all sworn members of the police department. See Rules & Regulations, 1/1003.00.
Violations of these rules subject the offender to disciplinary action. See Rules & Regulations, 1/2002.00.
Payment of debts incurred is 1/7009.00.
The same holds true in the department's General Orders.
Apparently Buckner did not include a check with his state tax return and he failed to respond to demands for payment.
His failure to make the required payment for taxes owed resulted in DFA taking the serious step of filing a lien against him.
Buckner paid his tax debt after the filing of the DFA lien, but the fact that he was making over $140,000 in salary from the city and still could not make arrangements to keep DFA from taking that drastic measure.
Buckner has demonstrated a pattern of practice and behavior that laws do not apply to him and we have posted several stories about that.
It's time for troubled city manager Bruce Moore to cut Buckner loose and start the process of rehabilitating that foul city department.