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KBI: City requested investigation of Kingman police chief

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at 7:50 p.m.
  • Updated Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at 10:31 a.m.


A Kansas Bureau of Investigation probe into Kingman’s police chief was requested by the city, according to a KBI spokeswoman.

Linda Durand, of the KBI, confirmed by e-mail that an investigation of Marc Holloway was ongoing, but said she could not provide details “as to the nature of the investigation or who may be involved.”

Contacted by The Eagle, Kingman City Manager Frank Soukup also refused to give specifics about the investigation, calling it a “personnel matter.”

He added: “Until it (the KBI inquiry) is final, we’ll be handling it discreetly, like a personnel matter.”

Holloway was placed on “indefinite administrative leave” Nov. 21, Soukup said. Two police captains are filling the chief’s role in his absence, he said.

Holloway joined the department about five years ago, Soukup said, and has served as chief for about the last four. His name was in the news most recently this summer when he testified at the first-degree murder trial of former law enforcement officer Brett Seacat, who was convicted in June of killing his wife, then setting fire to the couple’s Kingman home.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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