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Lakeland chief on suspension

The Lakeland Police chief is now suspended after he was arrested Tuesday.

Chief Mike Slusher is on administrative leave without pay until his case is resolved.

Lakeland Mayor Bill Darsey told us Slusher is a good officer, and he's giving the chief the benefit of the doubt.

Slusher turned himself in Tuesday at the Atkinson County jail after a Pearson police officer filed simple battery and giving false information charges against him.

Slusher was off-duty at a birthday party in Pearson Friday night.

He says he stepped into a fight to protect a friend, and he doesn't believe he should be charged.

 

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