Deputy Involved in Time Card Scandal Keeps Job With Caledonia Police Department

- A former Livingston county deputy involved in a recent jail scandal is keeping his job with the Caledonia police department.  Michael Simpson is one of eight former jail deputies who took a plea deal yesterday for falsifying time cards.
Today the Caledonia police said he will not lose his job with the department.  Nine former jail deputies were accused of paying part-time deputies to work their shifts in order to take time off. 

Caledonia Police released an official statement:

"Officer Simpson made the Caledonia Police Department aware of the investigation into the time card issues at the Livingston County Jail (he was a part time officer for about two years) as soon as the Sheriffs Department Investigators interviewed him. Throughout the process Officer Simpson has been honest as to his role and cooperated fully with the investigators.

It is our understanding that this was an unofficial practice by the staff due to staffing issues, with supervisor(s) approval. This practice has been reported to have been going on for many many years.

After reviewing the information provided to us by Officer Simpson. Speaking to District Attorney Greg McCaffrey and our Village Attorney. The Village Board met and reviewed the facts, as we know them. The Board then unanimously voted to maintain Officer Simpson’s employment. Any other action taken by the Board is a personnel issue and cannot be released."

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