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MSP investigating Clare Police Chief

Clare Police Chief Brian Gregory is being investigated by Michigan State Police.

CLARE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- State authorities have started a criminal investigation into a northern Michigan police chief.

The Clare City Manager contacted Michigan State Police last week asking them to start an investigation on a specific claim into Brian Gregory, the Clare Police Chief, according to troopers. Right now the chief is on paid administrative leave since August 1.

The City Manager said there are also multiple misconduct allegations against Gregory that other officials are looking into.

All of the allegations happened while Gregory was on duty and details on the type of misconduct are limited, as the investigation is ongoing.

We’re told Gregory has been with the department since 2007. He was on road patrol and was the K-9 officer, and was appointed chief in 2013 by the city manager.

“I have great confidence and respect in all my department heads, including him and he’s been an outstanding police chief so it’s always takes you aback, " said City Manager, Ken Hibl. "I’m absolutely obliged to look at the allegations and I have to take them for their face value, and we’re doing that and we’ll be as thorough and accurate and we’ll take whatever actions necessary as a result.”

The city manager says they are still looking into those allegations, and the investigation may be complete sometime next week.

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