CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -
It all started at a recent meeting during which township Supervisor Mike Lovelock made a motion to sell six used vehicles for $4,000. What Lovelock allegedly did not tell trustees before the vote is that the man buying the trucks from the township is not a stranger. He is someone the police chief refers to as Lovelock's son-in-law.
Days after the sale, one of the Department of Public Works trucks that was sold, which the township called unsafe to drive, was pulled over. The driver was speeding and the title was invalid. Moreover, there were not plates on the truck.
However, during the stop the driver called Lovelock who called the police chief. The chief called dispatch who then asked the officers to let Lovelock's "son-in-law" off the hook.
Lovelock and the chief refused to talk with Local 4 on camera. However, in a written statement they said they are fully cooperating with the Sheriff's investigation.
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