Posted at: 06/19/2013 1:42 PM
Riceville Chief of Police Kim Orth
Photo: Mason City Globe Gazette
RICEVILLE, Iowa (AP) - A northern Iowa police chief has been placed on paid leave pending a city investigation.
The Riceville City Council took the action last week on Chief Kim Orth.
Mayor Dean Eastman won't discuss the reasons for the investigation because it is a personnel matter. He says the Mitchell County and Howard County sheriff's departments will handle Riceville law enforcement coverage in the meantime.
A Riceville phone listed for a Kimberly Orth rang unanswered on Wednesday.
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