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Poulan police chief fired

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December 6, 2007

Poulan - - City council members fired their police chief Thursday over concerns about a criminal background check she ordered.

There was a crowd outside the meeting to support Chief Angie Schlosser.

"Poulan and the city council made a huge mistake by letting her go," said resident Scott Payne.

Council members say she ran a criminal background check on city Councilman Van Jones, falsely claiming he applied for a job as a police officer.

Checks can only be done as part of a criminal investigation or pre-employment screening. Schlosser says she was just looking into concerns people in town expressed to her about Jones's past.

"I felt like I was done wrong, but its not the end of it and it wont be the end of my career," Schlosser said.

Schlosser is not charged with a crime, but if she were convicted of illegally performing a background check she could face a $5,000 fine and two years in prison.  

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