Chief inquiry is completed

BAR HARBOR — The private investigator looking into allegations of misdeeds by Police Chief Nate Young has turned over the results of his investigation to the town.

The Town Council has twice met in executive session to discuss a personnel matter since the report was received, including on Tuesday of this week. No action has come out of the meetings.

Chief Young confirmed last week that the report was completed. He had seen the report, he said, but was not able to discuss the contents. He said this week that he had sat in a brief meeting with Town Manager Dana Reed and attorneys since the report was released, but would not elaborate on what was discussed.

Chief Young has been on paid leave from the police force since Oct. 1, 2013. Reed placed him on leave after allegations surfaced that Chief Young, while off-duty, had been approached by his officers at the Town Hill firehouse for drunk driving and that he had ordered them back to the station and sped off. Chief Young insists he was sober at the time and was only a “little short,” in dealing with his subordinates.

Reed declined to comment on Wednesday.

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Robert Levin

Robert Levin

Former reporter Robert Levin covered the people, businesses, governmental and nonprofit agencies of Bar Harbor. [email protected]
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