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The Suburbanite
  • Jackson police chief on paid leave

  • Township officials are investigating an allegation of misconduct by their police chief.

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  • Township officials are investigating an allegation of misconduct by their police chief.
    David Zink, a 26-year veteran of the department, who was promoted to chief in 2010, remains on paid administrative leave during the investigation, which began more than a week ago.
    Township Trustee James Walters would say only that the issue is a personnel matter. He did, however, say the matter is not related to the police department’s investigation into former freshman basketball coach Scott Studer’s alleged taping of players in showers.
    Zink said someone has accused him of a rules violation, but he declined to say which rule. He also would not say if the accuser is a police employee or someone from outside the department.
    “(Township officials) have to look into it,” he said. “I think it’s a good thing. They treat me no different than anyone else and that’s the way it should be ... I’m glad it is being done.”
    Walters said an independent investigator is examining the personnel matter. Zink said typically police would investigate in this situation, but since he’s the chief, the township has hired a law firm for the work.