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Taxpayers will continue to pay assistant police chief after removal

Posted at 12:19 PM, Mar 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-09 12:40:28-05

CINCINNATI -- Assistant Police Chief Dave Bailey's last day on the job will be Friday, but city taxpayers will continue to pay his salary, according to a settlement the city released.

WCPO first reported that Bailey accepted an administrative leave offer from city administration.

His departure comes the same week City Manager Harry Black told Cincinnati City Council a "rogue element" was undermining Police Chief Eliot Isaac and needed to be rooted out of the police department.

According to the settlement agreement, Bailey will be placed on administrative leave -- which means taxpayers will continue to pay his salary -- until his retirement, which is at least 18 months from now.

The assistant police chief is paid $126,245.64 per year, according to the city's salary database. City taxpayers will also continue to pay for his medical and dental insurance. They are also on the hook for $2,000 of Bailey's attorney fees.

In return, Bailey cannot sue the city or its administration. Bailey will lose all police powers, must surrender his take-home car but gets to keep his police gun and badge. Bailey has one week to cancel the deal.

David Bailey Separation Agreement by WCPO Web Team on Scribd