Nuesse interviewed for five hours

SANDUSKY Sandusky Police Chief Kim Nuesse was interviewed for nearly five hours Saturday about the a
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

SANDUSKY

Sandusky Police Chief Kim Nuesse was interviewed for nearly five hours Saturday about the allegations against her.

Nuesse has been on paid administrative leave since March 10, pending the outcome of a third-party investigation launched by city manager Matt Kline.

Kline previously said the police department as a whole made a verbal complaint that Nuesse created a hostile work environment. Her "relationship to the truth" and decision-making skills were also called into question.

Nuesse's attorney, K. Ronald Bailey, confirmed Nuesse was interviewed by two investigators working for attorney Michael Murman, who was hired by the city.

"I came away thinking this was a whole lot about mole hills and Monday morning quarterbacks," Bailey said.

Nuesse filed a complaint against Kline, law director Don Icsman and Murman two weeks ago after she was denied documentation pertaining to the investigation against her.

Erie County Common Pleas Judge Robert Binette decided Friday that Nuesse would not be able to see the city investigator's reports prior to her interview with them.

Nuesse is being investigated for "specific allegations of civil and criminal misconduct," according to Binette's ruling. Because the investigation is ongoing, "the release of the requested items would create a high probability of disclosing the identity of an uncharged subject," he said.

Bailey said he assumed the next steps would involve investigators following up on items they went over with Nuesse and, if necessary, they'll reconvene.

Kline did not return a call seeking comment Saturday evening.