The McCandless Police Union has filed four (4) grievances against Police Chief David DiSanti for contract violations. The exact nature of the grievances are not known. (It is not typical to have multiple grievances presented simultaneously.) Chief DiSanti was placed on paid administrative leave in late October 2018 after allegations of inappropriate behavior toward a female officer and a police officer’s wife.
In January 2019 he was returned to the job after council decided upon an unpaid suspension and a corrective action plan that included a paid executive coach. The Chief will have a specified period of time to respond to the allegations. If an agreement is not reached, the grievances could possibly go to the town manager, and ultimately to town council.