and Tracy Pennartz wanted the item to remain on the agenda.
Tuesday’s meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Fort Smith Public Schools Service Center at 3205 Jenny Lind Road.
Lau requested at the June 27 meeting the item be on Tuesday’s agenda. He said he wanted to discuss whether it
was a conflict of interest for Sexton to remain on the commission when his law partner Joey McCutchen is suing the city.
McCutchen is representing Bruce Wade in a Sebastian County Circuit Court lawsuit charging directors violated the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act by circulating email among themselves calling for the dissolution of the commission because it failed to act on a request from Police Chief Nathaniel Clark to change the commission rules to allow people from outside the department to apply for supervisory positions on the force.
Sexton has said he didn’t believe there was a conflict of interest to justify his removal, and the directors wouldn’t muster the five votes to remove him.
He also said he wasn’t McCutchen’s law partner but they shared offices as a cost-saving measure.