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Two Cheshire Cops Being Investigated For Missing Police Union Funds

The two town police officers have been put on paid leave as an investigation is underway.

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This month, two Cheshire Police officers were put on paid administrative leave while the town completes an investigation into nearly $100,000 in missing police union funds.

The Hartford Courant reports that Capt. Jay Markella, who heads the town's detective division, and officer Robert Anderson were put on paid leave last week related to a town investigation into missing police union funds. The Courant reports that as much as $100,000 is unaccounted for, and the town has hired an outside law firm to conduct an administrative review.

"The allegations against you are serious, and I am placing you on non-disciplinary administrative leave with pay until the investigation is concluded,'' Police Chief Neil Dryfe wrote in July 17 letters to the officers, according to the newspaper. "I am making this decision because I believe it is in the best interest of the Cheshire Police Department and the Town of Cheshire."

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