Joe Edwards in 2007 as Columbia Police chief. He resigned after 24 years following a lawsuit by his ex-wife stating police resources were used to investigate her and tap her cell phone. The city recently settled the suit for $150,000. Carla Edwards is now suing the Columbia school district, claiming employees cooperated with her ex-husband to investigate and try to fire her.
Joe Edwards in 2007 as Columbia Police chief. He resigned after 24 years following a lawsuit by his ex-wife stating police resources were used to investigate her and tap her cell phone. The city recently settled the suit for $150,000. Carla Edwards is now suing the Columbia school district, claiming employees cooperated with her ex-husband to investigate and try to fire her. Tim Vizer tvizer@bnd.com
Joe Edwards in 2007 as Columbia Police chief. He resigned after 24 years following a lawsuit by his ex-wife stating police resources were used to investigate her and tap her cell phone. The city recently settled the suit for $150,000. Carla Edwards is now suing the Columbia school district, claiming employees cooperated with her ex-husband to investigate and try to fire her. Tim Vizer tvizer@bnd.com

Police power abuse, cell phone spying cost taxpayers big

November 22, 2016 07:00 PM