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Midway Police Chief makes a public appearance after charges were brought against him

Midway City Council members met to talk about the future of Midway
Posted at 11:13 PM, Jan 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-04 08:55:51-05

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- Midway Police Chief Terron Lindsey made a public appearance on Thursday for one of the first times since the Florida Department of Law Enforcement brought charges against him.

His public appearance took place at Midway's city hall during a city council meeting. He said he could not say much, but he did say, "There are two sides to every story." He added that he looks forward to telling his side of the story soon.

Lindsey was arrested last month, and he's charged with petty theft and falsifying official documents.

According to the FDLE'S report, Lindsey is accused of asking a juvenile to urinate in a small shampoo bottle so he could substitute it for his own urine for a job urinalysis test. The juvenile told law enforcement he did it in exchange for 5 dollars and candy.

Lindsey is also accused of using a city of Midway fuel card to buy gas for the juvenile's mother's personal vehicle.

The council members did not discuss whether or not Lindsey will remain as chief; it wasn't on their agenda for the meeting. Councilwoman Delores Madison wanted to amend the agenda so it could be discussed, but the other council members voted it down.

The Midway city attorney says the incident tarnishes the small town's image.

Henry Hunter says "I'm concerned about the image of Midway ...  We have been talking about a school, a senior citizen facility, a sewer system. These are a lot of positive things in Midway, more things than a Police Chief using dirty urine. But we will deal with it."

The city attorney went on to say the person who complained to FDLE has a "domestic dispute" with Chief Lindsey.

Lindsey is on administrative leave.