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Blackduck fires police chief: Investigation cites conduct unbecoming of an officer

 


BEMIDJI -- The City Council of Blackduck voted to fire Chief of Police John Wilkinson earlier this month for violating city and state policies and for conduct unbecoming of a law officer.

Wilkinson officially was placed on paid administrative leave June 6 and has 60 days to request a hearing before a neutral party.

According to city documents, Wilkinson, 35, was fired for violating city policies, as well as for possibly violating state laws by allegedly giving an 18-year-old female an alcoholic drink at a July 4, 2015, party, and at a different time, boasting loudly of a sexual relationship between the two. He also purchased illegal fireworks for the July 4 party, according to an investigation done by a member of the Grand Rapids Police Department.

http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/local/4055520-blackduck-fires-police-chief-investigation-cites-conduct-unbecoming-officer

 

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