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By Bill Stevenson
Whitman County Gazette 

Chief Neuman fired in Palouse


March 10, 2022

PALOUSE – Palouse police Chief Jerry Neuman was fired after an investigation claims he broke the law and city policy multiple times.

Clear Risk Solutions, a government insurance and risk management company, investigated Neuman on behalf of the city and issued a 39 page report concluding with seven allegations of misconduct.

Neuman is accused of:

• Falsely claiming overtime for police callouts he did not conduct

• Incorrectly issuing concealed pistol licenses

• Not completing reports for all law enforcement calls he worked

• Failing to responded to a 9-1-1 call about a vehicle coll...

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