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Fremont fires police chief amid sexual misconduct investigation

A photo of Fremont Police Chief Randall Wright. (Courtesy: City of Fremont)

FREMONT, Mich. — Fremont City Council has fired the city’s police chief after he was charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

The decision was made at the council’s Monday night meeting, the first since the city started the investigation into now former Chief Randall Wright. He had been on administrative leave since being accused of inappropriately touching a woman while on a bus trip to a Detroit Tigers game.

Sgt. Jon Geeting will remain in charge of the Fremont Police Department until a permanent replacement is appointed.

Wright is facing one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly making unwanted contact with and making sexual remarks to a woman on the trip, which was organized by the Fraternal Order of Police.

The alleged victim also told police Wright was touching other women on the trip without their consent.

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4 comments

  • Ron the unrighteous

    I thought someone was innocent until proven guilty. Sad PC bull culture. If he’s found innocent I hope he bankrupts the town

    • Michael

      A chief is almost always an at will employee. It doesn’t matter if he’s criminally charged or not- he doesn’t have a right to his position. They can fire him for simply not having the values they want in a chief of police.

      • Jenna

        Do you think he would have been fired if these allegations were not brought against him???

        Doubt it.

        That is the guilty until proven innocent point.

        • Michael

          Innocent until proven guilty applies to court- not employment. If they fired him there’s something that the investigation uncovered that they didn’t like. Even if he goes to trial and gets found not guilty something happened that the city didn’t like.

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