A Shelby police officer is being disciplined for allegedly harassing a citizen. But, he's fighting back against his punishment.
The Shelby Police Department and Village Council have had some ongoing conflicts. Those issues led to the removal of the previous police chief and the recall and resignation of several council members.
This latest confrontation involves longtime Shelby Police Officer Roger "Chuck" Schultz.
Shelby looks like a quiet, calm small town, but under the surface, controversy simmers.
Roger "Chuck" Schultz is the officer who was injured in a still unsolved shooting in September 2007.
In this most recent case, a Shelby Police Department internal investigation document from March 27, 2008 says Sgt. Schultz asked the owners of Magooz Flooring to file a false report against another officer. When they refused, the report says Schultz became threatening.
As a result of the complaint, Sgt. Schultz has been disciplined.
Shelby Village Council President Andrew Morris, who wouldn't go into detail about the situation, did say Sgt. Schultz is appealing the disciplinary action.
So, the signs are posted and the appeals meetings are scheduled for Monday night, in the latest controversial chapter in Shelby's political life.
WZZM 13 talked with many people in Shelby who acknowledged the ongoing conflict within the community, but did not want to go on camera talking about the situation.
WZZM 13 also tried to contact Sgt. Schultz, but did not hear back from him.