Mount Joy police officer suspended
BY DAN NEPHIN, Staff Writer
A Mount Joy Borough police officer was suspended for two days without pay for unspecified misconduct.
Mount Joy Borough Council issued the suspension to Officer Jason Smith at Monday's council meeting after an executive session.
Officials didn't specify what the misconduct was, calling the situation a personnel matter.
Bill Hall, chairman of the public safety committee, said it concerned a Nov. 19, 2012, incident that occurred while Smith was on duty.
It wasn't clear when the suspension would begin.
The discipline is the latest of several involving Mount Joy police.
On Jan. 28, council demoted John O'Connell from police chief to sergeant, finding he failed to "meet administrative expectations of the position."
O'Connell had been on paid administrative leave since July.
Last April, Officer Tyson Woods was fired for violating the police department's use-of-force policy.
The borough recently reached a $900,000 settlement with the family of Robert A. Neill Jr., who died in 2010 after attempts to subdue him included repeated discharges from a Taser.
Woods is suing to get his job back. He contends the borough violated his due-process rights.
Correspondent K. Scott Kreider contributed to this report.