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Update: Bryant Mayor Suspends Police Chief for Questionable Purchase

The restaurant is also a gentleman's club.
(Update -- Oct. 24)
BRYANT -- The mayor of Bryant decided on Thursday night to suspend the city's police chief without pay for five days following a questionable purchase while at an out-of-state conference.

The receipt shows Chief Mark Kizer was reimbursed for a dinner he ate at a gentleman's club in Orlando, Fla.

Although the restaurant is separate from the club, a restaurant spokesman the says guests can see the stage while eating.
   
Kizer told KARK he did not see any women while he was there.

(Update -- Oct. 24)
BRYANT, AR -- The Bryant City Aldermen could address the police chief's controversial dinner receipt while attending a work-related conference Thursday at 7 p.m.

Back in July Chief Mark Kizer paid for dinner at OC Food and Beverage. But the restaurant is also a gentlemen's club.
      
The city did reimburse Kizer for the meal.

The chief says he didn't see any women at the restaurant/club when he went.

The Board of Aldermen are expected to discuss this issue in executive session.

(Original Story -- Oct. 23)

BRYANT, AR -- The Bryant Police Chief is being questioned over his decision to eat dinner while attending a work-related conference in Florida.

A receipt submitted for reimbursement provided by the Bryant City Attorney shows Chief Mark Kizer ate dinner at O.C. Food and Beverage Steakhouse in Orlando back in July.

The restaurant is also known as Rachel's, described on its website as a luxurious adult entertainment complex and award-winning five-star dining restaurant.

Although the restaurant is separate from the club, a spokesman for the restaurant said guests can see the stage from the restaurant.

Kizer, by phone, said he did not see a single woman while he was there, but the meal location is up for debate among the city council.

"It's been brought to the city's attention, and it's become a personnel matter. We are currently investigating it," City Attorney Chris Madison said. "When we have more information, we'll be releasing it."

The Board of Aldermen are expected to discuss the matter in their meeting, which is scheduled for Thursday.
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