Police Sergeant’s Personnel Hearing Cancelled


An investigation into a Montpelier Police officer will come to an end after he announced his retirement.

Montpelier’s City Manager William Fraser announced on Thursday that Sergeant Richard Cleveland had retired on Monday.   

“Under all the circumstances, I view Sgt. Cleveland’s decision to retire as a positive step for the City, the police department and for himself.”   Fraser said.  “We appreciate his 29 years of service and wish him the best for his health and for his future career.”       

Cleveland was being investigated for allegations of spending portions of his work shifts at home. 

While allegations proved to be true, officers found out Cleveland’s health was a “significant factor” in his conduct. 

The city has been repaid for the 60 hours of lost time, and no criminal charges will be filed.

Cleveland leaves the force after 29 years of service.

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