- Associated Press - Thursday, October 8, 2015

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) - A fired Ohio island police chief has been convicted on a disorderly conduct charge after being cleared of aggravated menacing.

Former Put-in-Bay chief Ric Lampela was found guilty Thursday of a minor misdemeanor offense over a confrontation with two officers five years ago.

A judge fined Lampela $150 on the disorderly conduct charge.

State and county investigators also had accused Lampela of refusing to look into sexual assault claims from two employees against a former officer. Investigators said the chief wanted to prevent negative publicity for the department

But he was cleared on dereliction of duty and falsification charges on Wednesday.

Lampela didn’t comment after the ruling Thursday.

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