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Monroeville police chief removed

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Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, 10:52 p.m.
 

Monroeville Police Chief K. Douglas Cole was removed “without cause” from his position Friday afternoon and Assistant Chief Steve Pascarella was placed temporarily in charge.

Interim Manager Lynette McKinney announced the removal in a news release. Cole could not be reached for comment.

“As of 4:30 p.m., Kenneth Cole was removed without cause as chief of police,” Councilwoman Lois Drumheller said. “...Pascarella has been designated as acting police chief until such time as a permanent replacement can be named by the municipal manager and confirmed by council.”

Jeffrey Silka resigned as municipal manager this week, saying he was ordered by four council members to fire Cole or be fired himself.

Councilwoman Diane Allison said earlier this week that Silka lost his job because he failed to investigate why Cole did not look into a complaint that a former chief violated federal privacy laws.

 

 
 


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