Ross Township police lieutenant suspended without pay over alleged inappropriate comments

ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A Ross Township police lieutenant has been suspended for five days without pay over allegations he made inappropriate comments, Channel 11's news exchange partners at TribLIVE reported.

Lt. Matthew Grubb's suspension, which was voted on Monday night by township commissioners, stemmed from a letter in August accusing him of "harassment and ineffective leadership," TribLIVE reported. It was signed by "Concerned Members of the Ross Township Police Department."

The letter accused Grubb of regularly making inappropriate "comments, jokes and gestures" and telling police recruits who were completing field training that they were "free to rape and pillage the township," according to TribLIVE.

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In addition to the five-day unpaid suspension, Grubb and the entire police department have been ordered to undergo sensitivity, implicit bias and sexual harassment training, TribLIVE reported.

The allegations against Grubb, who is in his 19th year with Ross Township police, were investigated by an outside party hired by the township, according to TribLIVE.

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Posted by Ross Township Police Department on Friday, January 12, 2018