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Why Cambridge Police Chief Was Briefly Suspended

Cambridge Police Website

The mystery of the brief suspension of the Cambridge Police chief has finally come to light.

Chief Daniel Dvorak was placed on administrative leave last Thursday and then reinstated the following Tuesday.

WBOC reports that the chief issued a statement in which he said there had been some question about equipment in his possession.

After being placed on administrative leave the chief was able to get a statement from the Newport Police Department that he was authorized to have the equipment.

At issue was a computer he brought with him from when he was at the Newport Police Department before coming to Cambridge.

He added that because of procedure the situation was handled in a confidential manner.

Meanwhile, City Manager Sandra Trip-Jones in her announcement of the chief’s reinstatement said that the Mayor and City Council were satisfied with the process and that Dvorak had returned to work.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.