Officer’s hearing delayed in Girard

GIRARD A pre-disciplinary hearing for a city police officer has been moved to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the city building.

The meeting for Patrolman Larry Neely was originally scheduled for Monday but was changed because of scheduling conflicts.

Neely was placed on paid leave earlier this month after investigators busted up a teen party where they said there was alcohol and marijuana use at his Mosier Road home. Neely is not facing any criminal charges.

City personnel records show that Neely, who was hired almost six years ago, has an extensive disciplinary history with the city police department. Officials said most of the problems have been related to job performance issues dating back to 2009.

He has been suspended without pay on several occasions for one, three and 10 days at a time.

On Feb. 8, police detained 19 teens at Neely’s home and charged four 18-year-olds with disorderly conduct. Four 17-year-olds were charged with underage consumption. One of the 18-year-olds was also charged with marijuana possession. Additionally, Neely’s 18-year-old stepson was charged with hosting the party. All of the charges are misdemeanors.