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New Hampton reinstates police officer, secretary

New Hampton, Iowa – The New Hampton City Council unanimously voted to reinstate one of the it’s police officers and secretaries Monday night after being placed on administrative leave.

Officer Steve Stalder and Administrative Assistant Karen Schmitt have been on paid administrative leave since September 2018 after discrepancy with comp time carry over. 

The state auditor’s office investigated the claims and determined former Police Chief Mike Anderson allowed Stalder to carry over extra time and use comp time versus vacation.

Once learned of the discrepancies, current Police Chief Zach Nosbisch placed both on administrative leave.

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Kellan Heavican

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