Laramie, Wy – A member of the Sheridan police commission has resigned after being accused of potential bias in a case involving potential discipline of several police officers who pulled over the city mayor.
Dick Hammer has served on the police commission for about six years.
He resigned Wednesday after attorney Harlan Rasmussen noted Hammer worked on Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey's 2004 election campaign.
The police commission is a three-member board that will determine if three officers involved in Kinskey's July traffic stop should be disciplined.
Police Chief Mike Card has recommended that two officers be fired and a patrol officer demoted for violating policies in making the traffic stop.