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Ousted Sturgeon police chief ‘vindicated’ by jury win

A Boone County jury awarded a former small-town police chief more than $300,000 in compensatory and punitive damages over a disputed firing that city leaders blamed on alcohol abuse and reckless conduct — but which the ex-cop said was retaliation by an alderman whose friend, also police officer, was under criminal investigation.