The Mentone Town Council voted against adding a fourth reserve police officer during their council meeting Monday evening.
“After the Nov. 15 executive session, we initiated an investigation,” said Mentone Town Council President Tim Croy. “After speaking with the team, the council unanimously decided to not add a fourth reserve position. We feel the position isn’t necessary at this time.”
The position came into question after a tip provided to StaceyPageOnline.com unveiled an indiscretion regarding the new reserve police officer.
Mentone Town Marshal James Eads introduced William Deniston to the Mentone Town Council last month. Deniston was a full-time police officer for Akron for nine years, but that term came to an end in July.
Eads reportedly told the Mentone Town Council that Deniston was losing his position when a C.O.P.S. grant expired. But that, says our source, was not true.
“(Deniston) actually resigned from the (Akron) department on July 14th,” the source said, insisting on anonymity. “That was two days after he was arrested in Indianapolis for a domestic disturbance.”
Deniston, 35, was arrested on July 12 in Indianapolis. Eads said he knew of the arrest but still defended his decision to give Deniston the opportunity.