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St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says FBI investigation is retaliation

9:54 PM, Aug 27, 2013   |    comments
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St. Louis County Police Chief Timothy Fitch.

By Anne Allred

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KSDK) - St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says he is being personally investigated and believes it is in retaliation for his request that the FBI investigate a construction contract at the new St. Louis County Police crime lab.

In his most recent blog post, the chief says his travel documents, expense reports and other documents are being examined. The Chief did not say who's examining these documents and did not respond to NewsChannel 5's requests for further explanation.

Chief Fitch requested an FBI probe after the St. Louis County Council approved St. Louis County Police Commissioner Gregory Sansone's construction company for a multi-million dollar contract to perform work on the new crime lab.

The council says it was not a conflict of interest because Sansone's company was a subcontractor hired by the general contractor to do the work.

County Executive Charlie Dooley denied knowing anything about an investigation into Chief Fitch.

Since the FBI investigation began, Gregory Sansone and two other members of the St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners have resigned.

KSDK

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