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Plainview police chief resigns following complaint

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Plainview Police Chief, Tim Schneider
Plainview Police Chief, Tim Schneider

PLAINVIEW, Minn. (KTTC) — Plainview Chief of Police Tim Schneider resigned from his position on Thursday.

According to a news release from the City of Plainview, the City Chief Law Enforcement Officer duties will continue to be assigned to Investigator Ken Douglas.

Schneider had been on paid leave since September. According to a news release in September, the city said there was a pending complaint against Chief Schneider. The nature of the complaint was not disclosed.

On Dec. 5, the Plainview City Council held a special meeting about the future of Chief Schneider.

He has served on the Plainview Police Department for 25 years, the last 8 as police chief.

“The City of Plainview appreciates Tim’s service to the city and community and wishes him well in future endeavors. The city is confident that the Plainview Police Department will continue to provide law enforcement functions for the community safely, effectively and efficiently while we make the transition on the Chief of Police position,” Mayor Chip Cuccio said in a news release.

KTTC Staff

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