By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

City Awaiting Word Whether Governor Will Suspend City Commissioner

 

Last updated 6/9/2021 at 9:58am

Newly elected City Commissioner Kris Fitzgerald

Lake Wales City Attorney Chuck Galloway has been tasked with trying to find out if Gov. Ron DeSantis plans to suspend City Commissioner Kris Fitzgerald from office pending the outcome of her criminal case.

Fitzgerald was arrested June 3 on two felony charges for allegedly taking an 11-year-old boy from his home without permission and threatening him with a loaded handgun. She was released from the Polk County Jail Saturday, June 5 after posting $11,000 bond.

At the end of their Community Redevelopment Agency meeting June 8, city commissioners agreed to direct Galloway to seek information ab...



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