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10:17 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Bryant Council To Discuss Police Chief's Travel Expenses At Strip Club

File photo of Bryant Police Chief Mark Kizer in February 2012.
File photo of Bryant Police Chief Mark Kizer in February 2012.
Credit Mark Gregory / Arkansas Times

City councilors in Bryant are examining the travel expenses of the town's police chief and a school resource officer after the pair was reimbursed for steak dinners from an upscale Orlando, Fla., strip club.

According to travel receipts obtained by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Police Chief Mark Kizer and Bryant High School resource officer Lee Ledbetter both submitted receipts in July from O.C. Food & Beverage LLC Steakhouse.

The newspaper reports the address and telephone number for the steakhouse belongs to Rachel's Adult Entertainment & Steakhouse.

Kizer says their hotel concierge recommended the steakhouse. He says no women were visible from where they were seated.

Both were in Orlando for a work conference. Alderman Randy Cox calls the incident unprofessional and unethical. The council is to discuss the issue Thursday.