ST. JOSEPH, Mich. - The director of public safety in St. Joseph, Michigan will be suspended for a week, starting Monday.
Mark Clapp will not be paid during this one week suspension.
The disciplinary actions came down last Tuesday after an internal investigation into a complaint of defamatory comments made by Clapp in regards to his second in command, Al DiBrito.
“The investigation concluded that Director Clapp made comments that were inappropriate for a commanding officer to make regarding a second charge,” said Richard Lewis, St. Joseph City Manager, in a press conference Tuesday morning.
The comments were deemed inappropriate, but not defamatory.
To cover for the week, Deputy Director Jim Crow will be in charge of fire operations and Sgt. Neubecker will be in charge of law enforcement operations.