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Hanover Twp. Police Chief & Officer Suspended, Force Reinstated

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Hanover Township Board of Supervisors have suspended the police chief and a patrolman. At the same time, they are bringing back the rest of the force.

Hanover Township Chief James Geho was suspended with pay while another officer was suspended without pay.

No one in authority said why the suspensions occurred.

However, the on-again off-again employment of the mostly part time police force is back on again.

The force had been laid off last fall because of budget concerns.

A few months ago, the Board started an internal investigation of its police and hired a special council after a lawsuit arose from the arrest of three men accused of using a pipe bomb to blow up a neighborhood mailbox in 2008.

That case was thrown out in criminal court.

Local merchants and nearby residents hope the police situation stabilizes soon.

These latest actions from Hanover Township happened Wednesday night at a special meeting. The regularly scheduled meeting is set for Thursday night.

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