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Cleveland Police fires President of Black Shield Association

Sergeant Vincent Montague Jr. was fired for multiple violations.
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CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Police announced on Friday that it has fired Sergeant Vincent Montague Jr., effective Dec. 29, 2021.

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According to Cleveland Police, Montague "was found to have committed various violations of the Manual of Rules for the Conduct and Discipline of Employees of the Cleveland Division of Police, and General Police Orders including Duty to Avoid the Appearance of Impropriety and Disciplinary Guidance." Director of Public Safety Karrie D. Howard ruled on the discipline following the findings of an internal investigation.

The 38-year-old Montague had been employed by the City of Cleveland since 2008. He had most recently been assigned to the Second District and detailed to the Personnel Unit, in addition to serving as the President of the Black Shield Police Association.

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