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Avon police chief resigns amid FBI probe: Investigation turns to finances

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Avon Police Chief Joseph Geer resigned from his position effective May 3, following an investigation into bookkeeping discrepancies within the department. This announcement was made during a special village board meeting where the mayor accepted Geer’s resignation.


Geer’s resignation comes after his suspension without pay, which was a result of an ongoing investigation by the State Comptroller’s Office into the police department’s financial management. The inquiry revealed significant bookkeeping issues, prompting further examination by federal authorities.

With the investigation still active and now involving the FBI, Officer Tim Ferrara will continue to serve as the acting leader of the Avon Police Department. The village board and local officials are cooperating with the ongoing investigation to ensure transparency and accountability within the department.