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Chatham chief Volkmann's paid leave extended

Oct 28, 2020 3:15 pm
Steve Hughes is reporting for the Times Union Peter Volkmann, Chatham village police chief, remains on leave as Columbia County and state officials continue an investigation into information on police department computers. Mayor John Howe said October 28, that Volkmann's paid administrative leave was extended in early October after village officials were told the inquiry was continuing. In September, state police served a warrant on the village and copied information from department computers. The Columbia County District Attorney's office and the State Comptroller's office are also investigating. Volkmann was appointed police commissioner by Hudson Mayor Kamal Johnson in January, and later resigned from that position when news of the investigation was announced. Volkmann is best known for his work on the Chatham Cares 4U program, which supports those addicted to opiates by providing them access to treatment centers without fear of being charged with a criminal offense. Ed. note: Johnson is an active WGXC volunteer on-air programmer. Read the full story in the Times Union.