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Controversial police chief Mark Kessler suspended indefinitely

Published On: Dec 24 2013 04:57:17 AM EST   Updated On: Aug 31 2013 12:49:49 PM EDT

Gilberton police chief suspended indefinitely


A controversial police chief is now off the job indefinitely.

A vote by Gilberton Borough Council late Friday night placed Mark Kessler on leave indefinitely.

Kessler was the borough's police chief when he posted gunfire-riddled, profanity-spewing videos on Facebook.


A public disciplinary hearing had been planned for Friday but was postponed due to a scheduling conflict.

Kessler was suspended for 30 days after using Borough-owned guns to create YouTube videos where he shouted profanity.  The suspension was supposed to end Saturday.

Civil servants facing termination are entitled to a due-process hearing at which they are permitted to respond to the accusations against them.