Former Monroeville police chief fired
By Kyle Lawson
Published: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, 9:45 p.m.
Former Monroeville police chief Doug Cole was fired Wednesday by municipal manager Lynette McKinney, Mayor Greg Erosenko said.
Cole was placed on administrative leave last week following a disciplinary hearing in which he and his attorney defended claims that he ultimately was responsible for emergency responders violating the employee handbook during his tenure as chief. Cole was demoted to sergeant in February.
Three dispatchers were fired last week as a result of the investigation, which was conducted by a Pittsburgh law firm hired by the municipality.
A private investigator hired by the law firm determined that Monroeville firefighters accessed police dispatch information — the same information that is heard on civilian scanners — under Cole's watch.
Kyle Lawson is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.
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