And a woman shall lead them — for four months

Leave hastened by letter of no confidence from force

Kimberley Johnson, Youngtown’s police chief since July 1, has been placed on administrative leave after all nine sworn officers on the town’s police force submitted a letter of no confidence.

The letter cited a hostile work environment, lack of leadership and emotional instability, as reported by the daily.

Johnson was the first woman in the town’s history to fill the top police spot. She is among a handful of female police chiefs in the state.

9 Responses to And a woman shall lead them — for four months

  1. westsider says:

    What does being a woman have to do with it? Change the word, ‘Jew’, ‘black’, ‘Muslim’, ‘short fat white man’ – would anyone protest the heading?

  2. Maggie says:

    You are such an equal oportunity grouser. Always trying to find the un-Politically Correct angle. I’m a woman and find nothing at all offensive about this headline.

    Maybe Chief Johnson is suffering from PMS? Oops. You might not think that’s fair.

  3. westsider says:


    Whatever the Chief is suffering from she and the major of that little burg need to get a grip on not taking care of their ‘finest’.

  4. James says:

    Only nine sworn officers in the sleepiest of little towns, Youngtown. And Chief Johnson couldn’t hold it together? Youngtown is a suburb of Sun City for heaven’s sake. Governor Speedtrap doesn’t even visit Youngtown.

    I think the whole force may just have a little too much time on their hands.

  5. Jean D. says:

    She was Chief for all of four months. In just four time, how do you imagine she won so many “friends?” Hostile work enviornment? Youngtown? It’s news to me anything is hostile in Youngtown.

  6. Night Owl says:

    Dare I say she was not the man for the job?

  7. westsider says:

    Night Owl –

    :) :)

  8. RA says:

    Sometimes a bad hire is just a bad hire, regardless of race, creed, or gender.

  9. westsider says:

    True, RA