Robin James’ resignation will not affect the investigation into whether the former Dodge City police chief violated the state’s deer-hunting laws, a spokesman for Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Monday.


  Robin James’ resignation will not affect the investigation into whether the former Dodge City police chief violated the state’s deer-hunting laws, a spokesman for Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Monday.
    “The case remains under review,” said Schmidt’s deputy chief of staff, Jeff Wagaman.
    Wagaman said he did not have a timeline for when the investigation would be finished.
    Schmidt’s office is looking into whether James had used a spotlight for hunting deer in December 2010 and whether he had permission to be on the landowner’s property.
    The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks wrapped up its investigation into the allegations in late February and submitted the case to Ford County Attorney Terry Malone. Malone then turned the case over to the attorney general’s office to avoid a possible perceived conflict of interest.
    Wagaman said in a March 30 email that the attorney general’s office was still reviewing the case and had identified additional areas of investigation, but he could not elaborate.
    He said Monday that the situation had not changed since then, apart from James’ resignation.
    James resigned his position earlier this month because he felt the investigation was disrupting the police department’s work, City Manager Ken Strobel said in an April 15 news release.
    The city’s public information director, Jane Longmeyer, said Monday officials have not seen the report submitted to the attorney general and would not speculate on what it said.
    James was not listed in the AT & T phone book, and Longmeyer said she did not have a phone number for him.
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