An investigative report on Town of Campbell Police Chief Tim Kelemen recommends that he either be suspended without pay for 2-3 months or fire him from his position.
The Campbell Town Board meets Wednesday evening behind closed doors to discuss the fate of Kelemen, who was put on administrative leave in June following allegations of harassing a local Tea Party activist using work computers during work hours. Kelemen pleaded no contest in July to a charge of unlawful use of a computerized communication system. The report said Kelemen was motivated to commit the harassment because he felt his officers and he himself were targets of harassment following a protest by local activists on an I-90 overpass that resulted in protester citations and a lawsuit challenging the legality of the town's ordinance.
WXOW received the report done for the township by attorney Frank Doherty Wednesday. The report outlines the timeline of events surrounding the I-90 overpass protest and subsequent actions that happened. It also summarizes an interview done with Chief Kelemen where he admits to an error of judgment in his actions and how affected the town and department.
The Doherty report covers options for the town board to consider when disciplining Kelemen. The conclusions contend that Kelemen violated the town's Code of Ethics as well as provisions of the town's Employee Policy and Procedure Manual.
The Campbell Town Board meets at 5:00 p.m. to discuss the matter.
WXOW will have additional information on the meeting following its conclusion online at wxow.com and on our 10pm Report.