Wes Hensley, the Tulare Police Chief, is still on administrative leave from the Tulare Police Department. He was placed on administrative leave on September 27.
In a press release sent to the Voice, his attorney, Michael J. Lampe, states that Hensley hasn’t been contacted by any city officials or investigators relating to any charges pending against him.
“Chief Hensley continues to receive his full salary and benefits while on administrative leave, and is anxious to return to his job and serve the people of Tulare,” Lampe wrote in the release.
Lampe also stated that a Public Records Act request to view records showing “an attempt by City Administration to interfere with an ongoing investigation into possible improper conduct engaged in by a City official” had been delayed.
The request was filed October 3; on October 13, Lampe claims the city stated it would require additional time to produce the requested documents.
So far, Lampe states the city’s only provided him and his client with a restaurant receipt.
“Chief Hensley and his legal counsel look forward to receiving the remaining documents not later than October 27,” Lampe stated.
“As previously related to the press, if the City attempts to remove Chief Hensley or take other punitive action against him, Chief Hensley will make sure that his administrative appeal takes place in a public forum,” he continued.