Bar Harbor fires police chief following investigation

7:59 PM, Jan 23, 2014   |    comments
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BAR HARBOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- Big news came out of Bar Harbor this week as the longtime police chief here was fired by the town on Wednesday.

Nathan Young had been in charge of the Bar Harbor P.D. since 1991. He was placed on administrative leave by the town last fall when an investigation was launched against him.

The Mount Desert Islander is reporting that on September 25, 2013 chief Young was slumped over the steering wheel of his truck while off duty. The report says the discovery was made by two of his officers although Young has denied any wrong doing.

On Wednesday the town manager of Bar Harbor made the decision to fire Young. He can still appeal that decision to the town council.

Young says the investigation against him was 'wrought with inconsistencies.'

A released statement Thursday afternoon says in part: "While the decision is not surprising...given that the Town Manager has consistently sought to sully my name and utilize his power and position to remove me from this position...the method by which I was informed speaks volumes.."

On Thursday town officials declined to comment on the matter any further.

NEWS CENTER

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