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Perryville police chief investigation complete

Mar 07, 2013 -- 6:30pm


The investigation into professional misconduct claims leveled against police chief could be resolved as early as Monday.  Perryville city officials announced Wednesday the close of the investigation of Chief Keith Tarrillion. The Perryville Board of Aldermen met behind closed doors for more than an hour Tuesday night to review evidence compiled during a two-week investigation into claims a police department employee made last month. The claims, kept vague in a city news release announcing them, only said they were "inconsistent with his official character and duty."  City Attorney Tom Ludwig conducted the investigation, but would not speculate as to the outcome of a possible Monday meeting with Trae Bertrand, Tarrillion's Cape Girardeau lawyer.  Lt. Direk Hunt has been overseeing operations in the chief’s absence.

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