Fairbanks announces investigation into its police chief, places him on administrative leave
Last updated at 3:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21
Fairbanks’ police chief is under investigation over allegations brought by a former chief that he used his position to promote his security business.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the city’s human resources director confirmed a personnel investigation into police Chief Randall Aragon was opened Monday.
In a statement Wednesday, the police department announced Aragon was place on administrative leave, effective immediately. Deputy Chief Brad Johnson was named Acting Chief of Police in his absence.
Former Chief Dan Hoffman called for the probe in a letter to the City Council that said he received a report from a business owner of “unethical activity” by Argon. The letter alleges Aragon told the owner police could only do a brief assessment of her business after she reported property crime concerns.
Aragon, who is listed as the sole proprietor of Certified Security Surveys, then allegedly offered to do a “more thorough job” himself.
Aragon says he’s been advised not to comment on the matter.
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