By Jean Ruzicka, Forum Communications Co., Published January 16 2010
Akeley police chief put on leaveAKELEY, Minn. – The police chief here has been placed on administrative leave, but beyond that, city officials are staying mum.
Mayor Jennifer Mitchell recently announced during a city council meeting that police Chief Eric Klein was placed on leave, offering no further information.
The city council is scheduled to discuss the issue with the city attorney in a closed meeting Tuesday.
Klein did not attend the meeting where it was announced that he was placed on leave, nor did he submit a monthly police report.
His hours were cut to 20 at the end of December as a cost-saving measure for the city.
Jean Ruzicka is a reporter at The Park Rapids (Minn.) Enterprise, which is owned by Forum Communications Co.