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Ambridge police chief placed on paid administrative leave

JamesMann
WPXI
Ambridge Police Chief James Mann.
JamesMann
WPXI
Ambridge Police Chief James Mann.
JamesMann
WPXI
Ambridge Police Chief James Mann.
JamesMann
WPXI
Ambridge Police Chief James Mann.
JamesMann
WPXI
Ambridge Police Chief James Mann.
JamesMann
WPXI
Ambridge Police Chief James Mann.

Ambridge Police Chief James Mann was placed on paid administrative leave Tuesday because of a state police criminal investigation, Tribune-Review news partner WPXI-TV reported.

State police confirmed to the Beaver County Times that its investigation began last week and is being handled by criminal investigators. State police could not be reached for additional comment.

Mann, 60, of Economy was sued a couple of years ago in federal court after an Ambridge tavern owner claimed Mann demanded kickbacks so the owner could keep the business open. When the owner refused to pay, Mann and another officer filed reports so the bar would be declared a nuisance, WPXI reported.

Neither Ambridge Mayor David Drewnowski nor borough Solicitor Richard Start returned telephone calls for comment.

Suzanne Elliott is a Tribune-Review staff writer.

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