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New Report Explains Police Chief's Suspension

New details emerge on why Tredyffrin's police chief was suspended for four days.

Tredyffrin Police Chief Andrew Chambers' son got into an accident while driving a township police car on a closed training course on November 23. According to a report on Philly.com Chambers didn't report the incident to the Chairman of the Tredyffrin Board of Supervisors until December 5.  The report quotes Township Solicitor Vince Donohue as saying that delay factored into the supervisors' decision to sanction the chief with a four day suspension.

The board suspended Chambers after meeting in a closed executive session on Tuesday (December 13).

The Philly.com story also reports that about 15 people were interviewed during the course of the township's investigation, "including 11 or 12 police officers who participated in the training exercise in which the accident occured."

The report may raise questions from the public about the incident, the investigation, and the delay in reporting it. The public's next chance to address the board will be during the regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting  at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 19 in the

ED December 20, 2011 at 05:42 PM
It seems that in most personnel matters, a first offense begins with a verbal or written reprimand.
Bob Byrne (Editor) December 20, 2011 at 06:00 PM
Ed, I think that would normally be the case. According to members of the Board of Supervisors I have spoken with, the length of time that passed between the accident on November 23rd and the time Supervisors were informed of the accident (December 5) was a major factor in the board's decision to impose a suspension.

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