Cecil police chief on paid leave

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Cecil supervisors voted unanimously to place their police chief on paid leave while an outside attorney conducts an audit of an account used for sting operations.

Manager Donald Gennuso said the township hired attorney Phillip Binotto, from the law firm Eckert Seamans, to conduct the audit. He declined to comment on the investigation.

Washington County District Attorney Eugene Vittone said he met with Mr. Binotto and township solicitor John Smith, who told him "there's been no allegation of wrongdoing." He said he thought the township had placed police Chief John Pushak on leave out of "an abundance of caution."

Chief Pushak joined the department in the summer of 1974. Capt. Shawn Bukovinsky will act as chief while he is on leave.



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