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Civil service board rejects city move to re-hire, demote chief


A Colfax city move to reinstate Rick McNanny as police chief, issue him back pay since the date he was terminated Jan. 17 and then demote him was rejected by the Colfax Civil Service Commission in a session Tuesday afternoon. The commission session on their normal first Tuesday meeting day featured arguments from attorneys for both sides, with McNanny and Mayor Todd Vanek seated at opposite tables before the three-member commission.

Leslie Cloaninger, retired Colfax lawyer who chairs the commission, said she didn't believe the city could take the action because it would remove McNanny's ap...

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