(New Miami, Oh) He was accused of choking a suspect. Although a lawsuit against now former Village of New Miami Police Chief Kenneth Cheek was settled out of court back in February, Village leaders say the community was denied coverage for the police department by a handful of insurance companies on the basis that there were too many lawsuits. Another had also been filed against another officer for excessive force. Tuesday Village Council approved firing Chief Cheek saying they hoped it would improve their chances of getting insured and getting their police force back to work.The Butler County Sheriff's office has been serving the community since the beginning of April.
Posted Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 @ 7am by 700WLW News