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Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio

by Marty Trese

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal investigation Friday opened an investigation along with the Ohio Ethics Commission into allegations of misconduct by the Mount Vernon Police Department. City Law Director Chip McConville told KnoxPages.com that he and Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher requested the investigation based on activity at the city impound lot and a police auction. 


Dan Tierney, a spokesman for the Ohio Attorney General's office, said the investigation centers on Police Chief Michael Merillees and Officer Robert Morgan. BCI and the Ohio Ethics Commission will conduct the investigation and turn over their findings to McConville and Thatcher.


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