Overland Park City Council requests state and county investigation, seeking Councilmember Scott Hamblin’s removal

Scott Hamblin

The Overland Park City Council voted Monday to request an investigation by the Kansas Attorney General and Johnson County District Attorney on whether Councilmember Scott Hamblin can be removed from office. File photo.

The Overland Park City Council has started the process for possibly ousting one of its members, Scott Hamblin.

Councilmembers voted Monday night to ask the Kansas Attorney General and the Johnson County District Attorney’s office to begin an investigation into whether Hamblin’s arrest on a charge of domestic battery merits his removal from the council.

Hamblin was booked into jail July 22 after an arrest at his home by Overland Park Police. Since then, six councilmembers have called for him to resign, saying his defense against the charge puts him in conflict with his work on the city council.