LAKE, N.D. (AP) - Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the Devils
Lake City Commission violated the state's open meeting laws when it
met secretly to discuss a report on the city's police chief and his
Commission last month placed Chief Keith Schroeder and Capt. Jon
Barnett on paid administrative leave until officials can decide their
future. They were suspended after a city assessment found low morale
and reports of a hostile work environment at the police department.
says the report discussed during the April 3 closed meeting is public
under the state's open meeting laws.
order says the commission must release the audio or a transcript of
the executive session.