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Pennsylvania Police Chief On Paid Leave During Confidential Investigation

The police chief of a busy central Pennsylvania township has been placed on paid leave during an investigation into allegations that the chief and the township's manager won't reveal.

The Altoona Mirror reports Logan Township police Chief Ron Heller declined to say what's being investigated, and doesn't know how long he'll be on leave. He told the newspaper he was consulting an attorney.

Township manager Tim Brown says he's hoping to have another of the 15 remaining members of the police department be sworn in as interim chief by Monday.

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Township supervisors referred questions to Brown who says the supervisors are being kept ``in the dark'' because they may eventually have to hear and decide the validity of the accusations.

Logan is a suburb of Altoona, about 85 miles east of Pittsburgh.

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