Lubbock City Council Discusses New Police Station in Executive Session

City leaders discussing condition of police facility behind closed doors. Mayor Robertson hopes to take action soon.
By Anne Parker

(LUBBOCK, TX)- Lubbock City Council is considering a new police station Thursday night in executive session. 

Chief Roger Ellis takes us through the current Police building. Ellis says it is falling apart and in horrible condition. 

"There is no way this would pass a building inspection in the condition that it's in," says Cheif Ellis. "So that's what we are up against right now." 

Cramped work spaces, rigged wiring, unsafe air filters and walls and ceilings that need to be replaced are just some of the issues. 

A lot of the building isn't able to be used at all because of asbestos covering walls and ceilings. 

"Deeper issues as far as the plumbing, the wiring, the structure, the quality of the structure itself and whether or not it is something that is going to be safe for very much longer," Ellis said. 

Mayor Glen Robertson agrees which is exactly why he wanted city leaders to discuss the matter behind closed doors, before hopefully, voting on it soon.

"Desperately is the exact world I would try to find," said Robertson. "Because we have to do these things as a city." 
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