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Sexual harassment investigation closed against ex-Jackson police chief

By Donna Rovan correspondent

Police chief David Zink
Jackson Township Police Chief David Zink. (Doug Livingston/ file photo)

JACKSON TWP.: Former police Chief David Zink will not face any charges based on a criminal investigation of sexual harassment allegations, according to Ohio Attorney General's office spokeswoman Jill Del Greco.

On Monday, Zink signed a settlement with two women who alleged that he behaved inappropriately with them during work. The terms of the settlement include Zink's retirement, surrendering of his Ohio Peace Officer certification and no contact with the two women. Zink will not be able to seek future employment with the Jackson Township Police Department, nor will he able to hold any other law enforcement position within the state of Ohio.

Zink had been on paid administrative leave since April before the township’s Board of Trustees formally resigning on Friday. He started as a police officer with the township in 1986 and became the chief in 2010.

Jackson Township trustees made no comment about the investigation. Zink also could not be reached for comments regarding his settlement. Zink's last official day as police chief was Friday.

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