Virginia, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The City Police Civil Service commission ruled this morning that Chief Dana Waldron should be reinstated as chief and given his back pay.
Chief Waldron was put on unpaid administrative leave this spring.
Two civil service trials were held.
In the first a settlement was reached to pay Waldron a settlement agreement if he agreed to voluntarily step down but the city council rejected the settlement.
A second trial was held and today's decision puts the chief back on the job.
The trials discussed charges of inappropriate conduct at work and while the judge found Waldron guilty on 16 charges of workplace misconduct he ruled it wasn't enough to fire him.
Waldron and city officials are working together to develop a "return to work strategy" that will allow for a seamless transition for all as Waldron resumes his position as Police Chief.
"Obviously I, you know, I certainly have a little bit of fault of what happened, and I need to do a better job of communications and stuff, and I will be working on that," Waldron said.
Waldron has been with the Virginia Police Force for 33 years.
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