CAIRO - Christopher Sprague, 48, is usually the one doing the arrests. But the Cairo Police Chief found himself on the other side of the justice system.
"It's shocking to us. I'm sure it's shocking to the town as well," said Cairo Town Supervisor Ted Banta.
The Cairo Town Board voted unanimously to suspend Sprague without pay. They say it was the due course of action based on the felony charges the chief is facing.
"We certainly think this is an unfortunate circumstance, not a representation of the town of Cairo. We are disappointed," Banta said.
Sprague is accused of tampering with physical evidence, public records and tampering with a witness. He's also charged with falsely reporting an incident. State police would not say which specific case Sprague is accused of tampering with or the motive of his alleged actions.