Police Chief put on Paid Leave

Steamboat Police BadgeSteamboat Police Chief Joel Rae and Deputy Chief Bob DelValle have been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into serious allegations by a former detective. City Manager Deb Hinsvark said Friday a full investigation is needed into allegations by former detective Dave Kleiber that administrators had created a hostile work environment. Seven former city council presidents and president pro-tems, a Routt County commissioner and the Routt County sheriff signed a letter calling on the city to place Rae and DelValle on administrative leave while an investigation into the allegations is under way.

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