KINGMAN, Kansas – An investigation of an alleged violation of the Kansas Open Meetings Act by members of the Kingman City Commission has revealed no such violation occurred, says Kingman County Attorney Matthew Ricke.
Ricke received an open meetings complaint about the commission in January and asked the Kingman County Sheriff’s Office to investigate.
“The Kingman County Sheriff’s Office conducted a thorough investigation regarding the allegation, including numerous interviews, follow-up interviews and collection of evidence,” Ricke said. “After reviewing the reports, it became apparent that the allegation made was without merit.”
Ricke said the allegation was “based on speculation” and the alleged meeting that prompted the complaint was not attended by city council members.
Ricke declined to reveal who made the original complaint.