The Northfield City Council met in a joint session with the Northfield School Board tonight at City Hall. See the PDF agenda linked from this meeting announcement page. Roger Schroeder (right), promoted to Captain today and now in charge of police operations during the absence of Chief Smith, presented his view of the heroin/drug abuse situation, leading up to the July 2 press conference, as well as his plans for addressing the problem. He then took questions from the members of the council and board about the handling of that press conference.
I tried to tape it all but my battery went dead, unbeknownst to me, until it was too late. Dang. Soooo, it would be helpful for those of you who were there to add your comments about the meeting. And those of you who weren’t, feel free to ask questions. Eventually, if we all chip in, we should be able to get a reasonable sense of what happened.
7/18 9AM update: Here’s an hour of audio of last night’s meeting, including comments by Capt. Schroeder and Supt. Richardson. Thanks much to Dusty Budd, news director at KYMN for sharing his audio files with us.
Click play to listen. 54 minutes.