Mount Vernon Police Chief Under Scrutiny

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The Mount Vernon Police Chief is being investigated for alleged criminal or ethical violations involving the police impound lot.

Investigators are releasing few details about the alleged violations by Chief Michael Merrilees.

The Mount Vernon law director said that allegations involved the impound lot and a past auction.

The city has requested that the Bureau of Criminal Investigation take the case.

Merrilees has been allowed to remain on the job during the investigation.

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