Village's police chief relieved of duty

By Dave Greber

July 23, 2013 Updated Jul 24, 2013 at 8:41 AM EST

Port Dickinson, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A local village's police chief was relieved of duty over the weekend. And he says he doesn't know why.

Village of Port Dickinson Police Chief Sean D. Crouse was told Sunday is suspended with pay pending the outcome of an investigation.

Crouse confirmed the information Tuesday, saying he was told of the suspension by the village's Police Commissioner and Trustee Richard Felo.

"I asked and he (Felo) said he couldn't tell me," Crouse said Tuesday. "That's all he said.'

"That's all I know," he added. "That's all he said."

Messages left with trustees Tuesday afternoon had not been returned as of 7 p.m.

It's not yet known if the investigation is being conducted internally by the police department or by an outside agency.

Broome County District Attorney Gerald Mollen said Tuesday he would neither confirm nor deny whether his office was investigating Crouse. He also said he wasn't privy to Crouse's suspension.

Crouse said he wasn't given a time frame for the investigation.

He also wasn't sure who would be leading the department in his stead.

"I really don't know anything," he said.

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