Sandusky police Chief Kim Nuesse vowed Thursday to continue fighting the allegations that led to her being placed on paid administrative leave last month.
"I am still committed to this community and this police department. I have no intention to back away," Nuesse said. "That's how I feel."
City manager Matt Kline ordered the paid leave in early March saying "the entire police department" had complained she had created a hostile work environment. To date, the city has paid nearly $10,000 of Nuesse's salary while she is on leave.
The city also has hired a Lakewood law firm to conduct an investigation, and there were two additional attorneys at a court hearing Wednesday regarding Nuesse's request that she be provided public documents related to the investigation.