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Mount Rainier Police chief retires after being placed on leave amid investigation

Mount Rainier Police chief retires after being placed on leave amid investigation. (ABC7 file image)

Mount Rainier Police Chief Michael Scott has retired after he and six department employees were placed on paid leave in April while an investigation was underway.

ABC7’s Brad Bell reported on April 23 that the mayor and town council had become aware of an issue, but details were not revealed at the time.

Stephen Mallory, a 30-year veteran of the police department, was named as acting chief, according to a statement released by the city Friday afternoon.

Scott had been with the department for 16 years and was chief for the last 12 years, according to the statement. He previously served 27 years with the Maryland-National Capital Park Police and retired as a lieutenant before coming to Mount Rainier.

“Chief Scott brought Mount Rainier law enforcement into the 21st century,” Mayor Malinda Miles said. “His commitment to community policing and best practices have helped make Mount Rainier a great place to live and work.”

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