Police Department Subject of Purcellville Town Council Closed Session

For over a month Lt. Joe Schroeck has been the Acting Chief of the Town’s Police Department.

Police Chief Cynthia McAlister has been on formal administrative leave from that position for some time, more recently extending her time out via her personal leave options.

Town officials, including Interim Town Manager Alex Vanegas and Mayor Kwasi Fraser have indicated that they are reviewing the situation and McAlister’s status, and will be providing more information to the public as soon as possible.

The Purcellville Town Council will be holding a Special Meeting on Wednesday, November 1, at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall. The agenda on the Town’s website for the Closed Meeting notes: “The purpose of the closed meeting is to discuss the performance and possible discipline of an employee of the Town police department.”

No further details were available as of the publication of this paper.

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