Village restores police chief amid harassment investigation

MILAN, N.M. (AP) – A New Mexico village’s police chief has been reinstated whereas a village supervisor and two feminine staff who’ve alleged sexual harassment have been fired.

The Gallup Impartial studies the Village of Milan Board of Trustees terminated Supervisor Paul Peña virtually a month after he positioned Police Chief Patrick Salazar on administrative depart.

Peña says he positioned Salazar on administrative depart after two feminine staff of the Milan Police Division made allegations of sexual harassment, retaliation, discrimination and hostile work atmosphere. It was not recognized if Salazar was the goal of their criticism.

However the board voted Thursday to fireside Peña and reinstate Salazar pending an investigation. The board additionally appointed Carlos Vallejos as deputy police chief, who then fired the feminine staff.

Salazar says he’s blissful to be again.


Data from: Gallup Impartial,

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