Irvington police chief suspended

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December 3, 2012 5:31:14 PM PST
- Irvington Police Chief Michael Chase is suspended without pay.

Monday's action comes after the Essex County Prosecutor's Office found Chase committed at least 130 violations of Attorney general's Office Guidelines and department regulations.

Irvington Police Director Joseph Santiago said the review found Chase had recently stopped an internal misconduct probe of his nephew, who is a police officer.

Santiago also says Chase used department resources and personnel "to facilitate and pay for repairs of a relative's car.

Chase declined comment on the allegations.

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