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Portland police chief and top officers suspended over falsifying firearms training records

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The Portland police chief, assistant chief, and a lieutenant have all been suspended without pay for failing to schedule and put their officers through a state required firearms training course.

According to the Tennessean, officers and people have been calling the mayor’s office for the last two years to complain about Chief Anthony Heavner.

They’ve said Chief Heavner has been falsifying reports and is incompetent.

An outside investigation was started in November 2018 and since then they’ve found a lot.

The suspension came after Mayor Callis found out the chief forged a “Salary Supplement Request” document saying his officers had completed eight hours of POST firearms training.

The mayor confirmed the officers had not after initially signing off on the form.

Tennessee requires officers to go through at least eight hours of POST firearms training.

The Mayor also said all future POST training will now be handled by outside departments.

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