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Kenly calls emergency closed session tonight to discuss police investigation

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KENLY-Kenly Town Manager Michael Douglas issued the following statement Thursday, Sept. 19:

"In accordance with GS 143-318-12, the Town of Kenly will conduct an emergency council meeting on Thursday, Sept. 19 at  7 p.m. at the Town Hall located at 207 W. Second St. in the Town of Kenly."

Douglas confirmed the topic of the closed session  is the SBI's investigation of the Kenly Police Department requested by Johnston County District Attorney Susan Doyle and Kenly Police Chief Josh Gibson.

Douglas declined further comment.

SBI Public information Director Anjanette Grube confirmed the investigation.

"The SBI was requested by the Johnston County District Attorney’s Office and the Kenly Police Chief to investigate the police department," said Grube.  "Because it is an ongoing investigation, we’re not able to share any additional information at this time.  You can direct any additional questions to the DA’s Office or police department."

Johnston County District Attorney Susan Doyle declined comment.

Any action taken by the town council must be conducted in open session.