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Police chief saga rocks city hall


January 2, 2020

The “unfiring” of Colfax Police Chief Rick McNannay topped the city hall news list for 2019. McNannay was put on administrative leave in October of 2018, and was subsequently fired by Colfax Mayor Todd Vanek Jan. 17. The firing was announced at the Jan. 22 city council session.

Cause of the firing was cited as “findings of dishonesty” on McNannay’s part which allegedly involved shortcomings in hiring certified officers for the police department.

The findings were reported to have been made by an independent investigation by Clear Risk Solutions of Ephrata.

McNannay appealed to t...

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