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Judge dismisses charges against Thetford Twp police chief

Steve Carmody
Michigan Radio

Criminal charges have been dismissed against a small town police chief.

Thetford TownshipPolice Chief Robert Kenny had been facing embezzlement and obstruction of justice charges.

The charges were filed in 2018 after allegations arose that he cashed more than $5,000 in checks related to the sale of federal government surplus property he acquired for his police department.

But on Monday, a judge dismissed the charges, after deciding prosecutors didn’t present enough evidence to move the case forward.

Kenny’s attorney says he hopes his client can move on with his life.

But the county prosecutor may appeal.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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