Thu., 11:36am: Girard officer suspended

GIRARD — A city police officer has been suspended for 20 working days under a last chance agreement.

City officials said Patrolman Larry Neely will keep his job now that an investigation is complete into underage drinking parties at his house.

They said the last chance agreement is a provision in the department’s conduct code.

Neely was placed on paid administrative leave after criminal and internal investigations were launched following what investigators said was an underage party at his home.

Neely has been cleared of criminal charges. Several teens are facing misdemeanor charges in connection with the party