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Posted: Friday, 26 April 2013 3:42PM

Covington police chief fired

Covington Mayor Mike Cooper says Police Chief Richard Palmisano has been fired.

Cooper said the firing comes after two officers were arrested in March, evidence that the Covington Police Department had persistent problems.

The officers were charged with simple battery and malfeasance in office in connection with allegations of using excessive force on a person who had been arrested for shoplifting.

Cooper said the vacancy will not be immediately filled, but Captain Jack West, who has been with the CPD for 30 years will serve as captain-in-charge.

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