", "That does kinda concern me. "He does not belong to this town, he does not belong on this council. "I'm appalled, number one, as to why a city manager would appoint himself as an acting police chief," said an Iron Mountain resident and former Michigan State Police trooper in attendance. Without the cooperation between departments in two states, "I would be chasing her still," Frizzo said. "I have pride in my work, a strong work ethic that will follow me wherever I go.". The seven-day average for positive tests in the U.P. Frizzo also saw a doctor of Thayer’s choice; however, Thayer claimed the doctor told Frizzo her return to duty was contingent on the city manager’s approval and not the doctor’s opinion. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); May 28, 2018 After two years of planning and building, the staff is all moved in and the 22,000 square foot building is open to members. Iron County Circuit Court says the lawsuit, starting December 10, 2018, could last until December 19. Laura also answers to Laura L Frizzo, Laura Lynn Smalla, Laura L Mussatto, Laura L Frizzo and Laura Smalla, and perhaps a couple of other names. 155 talking about this. This time a Fellsmere man, 64-year-old David Ellis, decided he was going to get rid of his ‘bad weed’ by starting a large bonfire on his property. –Laura Frizzo. Ogden and Frizzo agreed Kelly Cochran is now where she belongs — in prison for life. Frizzo says she was terminated because she's a woman. Thayer called the 24 misdemeanors baseless, politically-motivated accusations and noted they eventually were dropped. Let us know what you think in the comments below. "Ultimately we are here to hold David Thayer responsible for terminating my client, because a motivating factor was her gender," said Frizzo's attorney in opening statements. Witnesses are expected to take the stand starting December 11. The majority of those in attendance were supporters of Frizzo and demanded she be reinstated and, further, that city manager David Thayer be the one fired. "The people that are here thinking she does no wrong need to know there's lots wrong that she does and, just because you're hearing one side; you're hearing the supporters of her…that's not the whole story.". Throughout this entire process, Thayer's arrest in February of 2010 on 24 misdemeanor counts while city manager in Grayling, Mich. has been a contentious issue. Frizzo says she was terminated because she's a woman. It's been more than two months since TV6 reported, the now former Iron River Police Chief Laura Frizzo, was placed on administrative leave by the city manager. Frizzo v. City of Iron River: Former Police Chief's lawsuit begins, NICE School District closed Tuesday for Pre-K through 4th grade, MDHHS adding new long-term care facility data fields, Adult Foster Care, Homes for the Aged info in weekly report, UPDATE: Upper Michigan COVID-19 cases still increasing at higher rate, 293 cases added Monday, LIST: Reported COVID-19 confirmed cases in Upper Michigan, Marquette City Police report no major incidents on Halloween, Cleveland-Cliffs applauds President Trump’s actions to address imports of laminations, cores from electrical steel, UPDATE: Suspect arrested in Marquette County murder case, Work on roundabout/road repair project in Munising nearly done for the year, Upper Michigan healthcare systems, hospitals address recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Snooty' there agrees with it, it doesn't matter! Ah yes, Florida man never lets us down. "All I can say is that my administrative who worked hand-in-hand with me on the Cochran case has been able to help me and help us maintain things that need to be done with the prosecutor's office to help things move along, so that we can continue with that.". Now she's seeking $25,000 in damages. Police Captain Mike Laurila says the quiet holiday weekend was likely due to COVID-19 causing fewer to participate. Many will be tuning in to the show for the compelling true crime factor and to learn the grisly aspects of the case that shook the small town of Iron River, MI. she stated. Frizzo, through her attorney Roy Polich, claimed Thayer was “confrontational” with her, blocked her return to work after a medical leave, and has a “history of animosity toward women and the police,” while Thayer accused Frizzo of not treating citizens with respect and having a management style irreconcilable with his own. It should concern them, as well, as to how this is gonna be handled, at this point," Frizzo said. Previous to Laura's current city of Crystal Falls, MI, Laura Frizzo lived in Hobart IN. Thayer exclaimed. If you are just now seeing this petition that I started 2 years ago, it ended with just over 800 signatures until now! Laura Frizzo would not confirm of deny if she was going forwards with a lawsuit. As you just heard, City Manager David Thayer issued a statement saying that Frizzo’s termination had nothing to with the Cochran investigation. Almost immediately after our news story aired, those in support of the former chief showed their dismay, and Wednesday night was no different. Police Captain Mike Laurila says the quiet holiday weekend was likely due to COVID-19 causing fewer to participate. Thayer delayed firing Frizzo, because, at the time, she was a key witness in the Kelly Cochran murder trial. We’ll also get a glimpse of the politics behind the case. "Never took place, never!" TV6 and FOX UP will have continuing coverage of court proceedings. Details about both Thayer's and Frizzo's criminal history also surfaced. In addition to keeping participants safe, collecting money rather than cans allows each pantry to purchase specific products they need. Supporters rally around former police chief at city council meeting, NICE School District closed Tuesday for Pre-K through 4th grade, MDHHS adding new long-term care facility data fields, Adult Foster Care, Homes for the Aged info in weekly report, UPDATE: Upper Michigan COVID-19 cases still increasing at higher rate, 293 cases added Monday, LIST: Reported COVID-19 confirmed cases in Upper Michigan, Marquette City Police report no major incidents on Halloween, Cleveland-Cliffs applauds President Trump’s actions to address imports of laminations, cores from electrical steel, UPDATE: Suspect arrested in Marquette County murder case, Work on roundabout/road repair project in Munising nearly done for the year, Upper Michigan healthcare systems, hospitals address recent surge in COVID-19 cases. The two-part series will explore the case of Kelly M. Cochran who admitted to killing her own husband by injecting him with a deadly dose of heroin. They are not to intervene," stated Thayer's attorney. “I felt like maybe they came to Michigan to get away from something else that they’d done.”