At the start of April, the Star-Tribune broke a story revealing discontent among many officers at the Casper Police Department. As part of the newspaper's reporting, a survey delivered to City Council by the local lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police was released to the media. That unsigned survey included anonymous comments blaming Chief Jim Wetzel for poor leadership. Since then, City Manager V.H. McDonald announced his sudden retirement and Interim City Manager Liz Becher ousted Wetzel as chief. Wetzel spoke out against his dismissal this week, claiming he was denied due process and was the victim of a coordinated effort by the FOP to take control of the department. This timeline includes all the Star-Tribune's reporting on issues at the Casper Police Department to help readers make sense of what has transpired over the last six weeks.

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