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WELLSTON, Mo. – The police chief of the Wellston Police Department says the mayor fired him Friday night.

Chief G. Thomas Walker says when he asked for a reason, he wasn't given one.

Mayor Linda Whitfield is surrounded by controversy herself. The city council impeached her in March, but she was re-elected. The city council passed a law that says once impeached you can't hold the position again. Now the mayor is fighting the city over it in court with a hearing scheduled for Tuesday.

One city council member says firing the police chief without a council vote is illegal.

When NewsChannel 5's Anne Allred called Whitfield, the mayor hung up the phone.

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