City leaders in Oklahoma town purchase home of former employee

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CHICKASHA, Okla. – City officials confirmed they purchased a house from a former employee.

"I just really don't feel like that's right,” said Park Avenue resident Marjorie Karnes.

In a press release, the Chickasha city manager’s office said the city purchased a home from a former city employee.

"THE CMA purchased this house as a part of a settlement agreement with David Harper-Head, a former employee,” said Kim Kohler, Public Information Officer for the city.

Neighbors tell us they’ve seen city employees coming and going from the home recently, doing work.

According to past media reports, Harper-Head was a police officer and filed a lawsuit against the city.

However, city officials won’t comment on the matter, because they said it’s a personal issue.

"The CMA will determine if and when that house will be sold,” Kohler said.

The whole situation leaves people who live in the area with questions.

"I feel like, if they do it for one person, others are going to feel like they need it to be done to them,” Karnes said.

We reached out to the Harper-Head family, and they did not want to comment.