Clare PD chief under investigation following misconduct allegations

Gregory named Clare Police chief
Clare Police Chief Brian Gregory with his dual-purpose police dog, Swiper, a Belgian Malinois who has been with the department since 2009. Courtesy photo.

Clare Police Chief Brian Gregory is on currently on leave pending an investigation into allegations of misconduct.

Clare City manager Ken Hibl confirmed on Tuesday that Gregory was placed on paid administrative leave on Aug. 1 after allegations of misconduct on the job. The allegations were made on that same day, according to the manager.

Hibl declined to say what Gregory was accused of, citing the status of the ongoing investigation.

Hibl and a detective from the state police post in Rockford are investigating the allegations, Hibl said.

Hibl will be looking into the internal administrative issues that come from the allegations and the criminal aspects of the allegations will be looked into by a separate police agency. The criminal allegations have not been looked into yet, according to Hibl.

After the investigation is complete, the state police will send their results to Clare County Prosecuting Attorney Michelle Ambrozaitis, according to Hibl.

“She will review the investigation and will make a decision on how to proceed,” he said.

Ambrozaitis may also refer it to another prosecuting attorney to avoid any indication of bias due to her and Gregory working together on a nearly-daily basis, according to Hibl.

Captain David Saad was appointed as the acting police chief after Gregory was placed on administrative leave, Hibl said.

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