Charleston Police Chief Steve Cooper says the city is reviewing the Kanawha-Charleston Board of Health meeting minutes from 2015 to see if the needle exchange program was ever approved in an actual vote.
City Fire Chief Robert Sutler and Mayor Danny Jones’ secretary went through meeting minutes from Aug. 2015 to Dec. 2015 when the needle exchange program started, Cooper said.
“They didn’t find anything in there about any discussion or vote at the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department’s board to sanction that program,” he said.
Cooper was a guest on Tuesday’s “580 Live” hosted by Mayor Jones on MetroNews affiliate 580-WCHS.
The fire department and city attorney plan to look at the issue further.