Suspension of Brookings Police Chief is 2 Weeks
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — The suspension of the police chief in the eastern South Dakota city of Brookings has been narrowed to two weeks.
City Manager Jeff Weldon earlier this week said Chief Jeff Miller was suspended without pay indefinitely for violating personnel policies. He now says the suspension is two weeks and is retroactive to Nov. 1, meaning Miller can return to work next Friday.
City officials have not provided details on the suspension, citing privacy rules. Miller has not responded to an Associated Press request for comment.
Assistant Police Chief Dave Erickson is filling in as chief in the city of 22,000 people.
The city last May suspended Fire Chief Darrell Hartmann for two weeks without pay, also for unspecified personnel reasons.
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