Port Richey police chief faces rare 'no confidence' vote from his own force

Police chief's actions questioned

PORT RICHEY - Port Richey police officers are expected to hold a "no confidence" vote in Chief Dave Brown.

Last year Brown was the subject of an I-Team investigation after he intervened in a DUI investigation involving the city manager.

The officer's union confirms that decision is one of several factors that triggered the scheduling of two meetings next week to take a vote of no confidence.

The West Central Florida Police Benevolent Association also accuses Brown of sporadic discipline, playing favorites with officers and violating city policy pertaining to transfers and promotions. 

Brown declined to comment on the pending vote.

A simple majority of more than 50 percent is required to draft a letter of no confidence. That letter would then be turned over to the city manager.

City Manager Tom O’Neill said he's already begun his own investigation into several matters involving Brown.