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Celina police chief suspended during misconduct investigation

August 24. 2013 8:52AM
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CELINA – Celina's police chief has been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation into allegations of misconduct.

The specific misconduct was not listed in a letter Celina’s Safety Service Director Tom Hitchcock sent to police Chief David Slusser.

Slusser was ordered to turn in his service gun, badge, identification and keys to the building and department facilities. He was ordered to not access the department computer system, the letter said.

Slusser was placed on paid leave last month pending the investigation into potential misconduct related to his job, the letter said.

During that investigation, the letter said, he is not allowed in the police department, on the grounds of the department or in any other city building unless ordered to do so.

Slusser was ordered to not discuss the investigation or alleged misconduct with anyone unless instructed to do so by officials conducting the investigation or with Hitchcock, the letter said.

Hitchcock told Slusser to remain available to the department during normal scheduled working hours. Hitchcock warned Slusser he could be terminated if he failed to comply with the investigation or orders.

Calls to Hitchcock were not returned during the past two days. Slusser has been with the department since 1978.

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