Police chief in Pa. placed on leave after one of his officers was charged in Capitol riot - News Summed Up

Police chief in Pa. placed on leave after one of his officers was charged in Capitol riot


ADNorth Cornwall Township Police Chief John Leahy was temporarily placed on paid administrative leave, the township’s board of supervisors announced in a news release Monday. ADThe riot resulted in the death of a Capitol Police officer, Brian D. Sicknick, and four other people. There is no nationwide standard for how departments would discipline officers believed to have taken part in the Capitol siege, whether criminally charged or not. North Cornwall Township supervisors said Fischer’s suspension was triggered by a Pennsylvania law known as the Confidence in Law Enforcement Act. “It’s something that doesn’t reside within the discretion of the chief, because it’s a state law,” McCorkel said.


Source: Washington Post February 23, 2021 00:30 UTC



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