(Red Wing, MN) — The city of Red Wing has fired its police chief. Last week, the city council voted 6-1 to oust Chief Roger Pohlman as a “disciplinary action” over alleged performance failures. This follows an ongoing conflict between the council and Pohlman mainly over issues of social justice and community policing. In a statement, the former chief said the decision was made in “secret,” and he declined the option to resign and retain some benefits. Some community members, Red Wing’s mayor and even a state Rep. have voiced support for Pohlman. The lone vote against removal came from Councilman Kim Beise, who said he could not support the move without giving Pohlman “a chance to address alleged shortcomings.”