Friday, May 14, 2010

Van Meter police chief fired

The town of Van Meter fired its police chief last night after he received a couple weeks of paid vacation (administrative leave).
Embattled Van Meter Police Chief Michael Merritt has been fired for misconduct, according to a news release issued by the city.

Merritt was terminated last night during a special meeting held by the Van Meter City Council.

Merritt has been charged with felonious misconduct in office and insurance fraud. Both are Class D felonies carrying prison terms of up to five years on both charges.

Van Meter police chief fired
Earlier post here Van Meter chief charged

(Photo from Des Moines Register)

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