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Dave Hale has been named the new police chief in Yellow Springs.

Dave Hale has been named the new police chief in Yellow Springs.

Yellow Springs Sergeant Penrod charged in Xenia court

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Yellow Springs Police Sergeant Naomi Penrod was charged today in Xenia Municipal Court with three criminal offenses related to a physical altercation she had with a local resident in November. A special prosecutor charged Penrod with interfering with civil rights, assault and disorderly conduct after forcibly grabbing a video camera from a disabled resident on Allen Street on Nov. 5. 

According to Village Manager Patti Bates, today the Village placed Penrod on paid administrative leave until the criminal matter is resolved.

In December, the Village conducted its own investigation of the complaint from villager Athena Fannin and found that Penrod had committed two counts of improper conduct, including forcibly taking Fannin’s camera and exhibiting hostility without cause. She was disciplined with two to three days of unpaid suspension and placed on a behavior improvement program.

More on this story will appear in the this week’s issue of the Yellow Springs News.





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