The city of Grand Rapids is prepared to sever its ties to Police Chief Jim Denny.
On Monday, the Grand Rapids City council is expected to make two changes in the police department. The council will have a signed “separation and release” contract that has already been signed by Denny to consider. If the council agrees to its terms and approves the contract, Denny will be paid 6 months of his salary, 60 months of health and dental insurance payments, and any other compensation required by law. Denny is expected to use this Extended Medical Benefits and Flexible Time off time first. He is currently on leave.
The council is also expected to sign an Interim agreement between the city and Interim Police Chief Scott Johnson. Interim Chief Johnson’s employment contract calls for Johnson fulfilling the duties of the Chief of Police until and new Chief is hired, or until either party decides to terminate the contract.