The Oceana County Press is reporting Shelby Police Chief Robert Wilson has been suspended from his post. Wilson has been suspended without pay, but will continue to receive benefits during the pending internal investigation, according to Village Administrator Chelsea Stratil.
Police Officer Terry TenBrink has been named “acting chief” while the investigation is ongoing.
According to the Oceana County Press an anonymous source is calling this a criminal case that involves fraudulent salvage vehicle inspections. There was no comment from the Hart post of the Michigan State Police.
Village President Paul Inglis, said the decision to suspend was made after the village administrator and village council agreed unanimously to move forward with the suspension.
Wilson has had problems in the past. He was forced to resign as chief in 2007 and was later re-hired by a different village council.
Inglis said, “I cannot respond to that.” When asked about if the investigation involved fraudulent salvage vehicle inspections.
Inglis went on to say “It’s a difficult time for the council … It’s a very sensitive issue.”
No additional information is being released by village officials at this time.