I TEAM: Olmsted Falls police chief fired

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OLMSTED FALLS, OH - The FOX 8 I TEAM has learned the police chief of Olmsted Falls has been fired. Officials there terminated Dan Gilles.

In place of Gilles, the town has named as interim police chief Bill Traine. Traine is a retired Cleveland Police supervisor.

The I TEAM has shown you internal investigations revealing Olmsted Falls officers spending time on the internet instead of on patrol.  Nearly a dozen of them have received disciplinary letters.

Meantime, the mayor of Olmsted Falls had grown frustrated waiting for the chief to do what she wanted from him.

“Safety comes first and we are proud to bring fresh, new leadership to the department,” explained Mayor Ann Marie Donegan.  “Our community deserves excellence in all that we do.  Chief Traine has already made major improvements to the Department and we look forward to making even greater improvements in the years to come.”

Interim chief  Bill Traine had overseen various investigative units in Cleveland during a long career there.

The I TEAM has reached out to former Chief Gilles for comment.

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