Bellevue Police Chief on administrative leave while city investigates

Posted at 1:56 PM, Sep 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-14 19:54:29-04

Bellevue Police Chief Mark Elbert has requested administrative leave while the city conducts an investigation, according to a Thursday statement from the city attorney.

A statement from the office of Adams & Sullivan in Papillion states details of personnel matter will remain confidential, but said: "The BPOA's press release will not lessen the city's focus on investigating and disciplining any alleged acts of employee impropriety."

Last night, the Bellevue Police Officers Association issued a statement of "no confidence" in Chief Elbert, referencing instances of administrative and investigative interference and accusing the chief of making derogatory comments toward women and minorities. 

Elbert issued a statement late Wednesday later calling the claims catagoricially false and condemning the manner in which the accusations had been brought to light.

The statement also references a related dispute before the Commission of Industrial Relations, indicating further information on the matter will come as a result of that process.

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