Chief Nuesse fired

SANDUSKY Police chief Kim Nuesse has been fired. City manager Matt Kline fired Nuesse
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010



Police chief Kim Nuesse has been fired.

City manager Matt Kline fired Nuesse, who has been on paid administrative leave since mid-March.

Read more in Wednesday's Register and to read the complete coverage up to today, go to Nuesse Investigation.

In the meantime, here's a timeline of the Nuesse saga:

Aug. 7, 2006 -- Kim Nuesse becomes city's first female police chief.

Sept. 2006 -- Nuesse receives parking ticket while on duty in unmarked car. The ticket is voided by Capt. Gary Frankowski.

Feb. 12 -- City leaders attend Perkins Township Trustee meeting, urging trustees to work on joint dispatch system. Commissioners tell the trustees they will return in two weeks with a joint dispatch proposal offer and would like a response from the trustees within two months.

Feb. 26 -- Commissioners Murray, Stahl and Crandall, law director Don Icsman and fire Chief Mike Meinzer meet with Nuesse and Sams at the Sandusky fire station. Kline participates via speaker phone. Nuesse characterized the meeting as an "inquisition." Stahl and Murray say the meeting was professional, but Crandall did ask pointed questions of Nuesse and Sams.

Later that day, Crandall, Murray and Stahl deliver an announcement to township trustees that since Perkins cannot comply with the city's timeline, the city will pursue dispatch options with the county.

Feb. 28 -- Nuesse said she believes her job is on the line. Kline says her job is not in jeopardy.

March 12 -- Nuesse returns from a scheduled vacation and is placed on paid administrative leave.

March 15 -- Nuesse describes investigation as a "fishing expedition."

April 17 -- Nuesse files lawsuit against the city, requesting any and all documents generated by the investigation.

April 21 -- Bailey confirms that Nuesse filed a complaint against the city with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission.

May 3 -- Erie County Common Please Judge Roger Binette rules that Nuesse is not entitled to documents generated by the investigation before being interviewed by investigators.

May 4 -- Nuesse interviewed for five hours by investigators.

May 5 -- The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance announces it intends to seek the recall of commissioners Murray, Stahl and Crandall. The group also demands that Nuesse be reinstated and a truly independent investigation be conducted.

May 9 -- Kline receives partial report from Murman and Associates.

May 13 -- City commissioners approve an investigation to be conducted by the IMA in conjunction with the Ohio Attorney General's office.

May 28 -- City releases Murman investigative report to the public.

June 3 -- Eleven supervising police officers write a letter to city commissioners saying they can no longer trust or respect Nuesse.

June 4 -- Kline gives Nuesse notice of a pre-disciplinary hearing and outlines 12 charges against her.

June 7 -- IMA releases preliminary investigative report questioning the credibility and impartiality of the Murman investigation.

June 9 -- Commission has a split vote on a motion to throw out the Murman report.

June 10 -- Nuesse submits written response to charges lodged against her.

June 17 -- Nuesse fired.