Bellevue City Attorney Patrick Sullivan has issued the following press release regarding Bellevue Police Chief Mark Elbert; allegations of misconduct:
"September 14, 2017
Re: Bellevue Police Chief Mark Elbert; allegations of misconduct
Bellevue, Nebraska - This is a personnel matter which will remain confidential, but the BPOA's press release will not lessen the City's focus on investigating and disciplining any alleged acts of employee impropriety.
This also relates to matters in dispute before the Commission of Industrial Relations, and notwithstanding the BPOA comments, the City is respecting the Commission and will move forward with adjudication through that body and not through media comments.
Further, Chief Elbert has requested to be on administrative leave during the investigation. His leave has been granted. Captain Dave Stukenholtz has been designated Acting Police Chief.
Any and all questions regarding this matter should be directed to Patrick Sullivan, the City Attorney, 402-339-9550."
A pdf copy of this press release is attached.