Officer escorted out of school

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WARREN — Video from different camera angles show Warren Schools Resource Officer Adam Chinchic being removed Jan. 8 from Jefferson PK-8 grade school by Steve Bosel, head of security for Warren Public schools.

The two are seen walking through the school’s main office, into its vestibule and out the west entrance of the building.

The video shows Bosel walking with Chinchic and carrying some items that were placed in the rear trunk of the officer’s patrol car. The video did not have an audio track.

Warren’s Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association has complained Chinchic was asked to leave the school after he gave K-2 pod Principal Carrie Boyer a ticket for parking in an area marked to provide room for handicapped persons to get in and out of their vehicles.

The area where Boyer was parking, which is next to the designated handicapped parking spaces, is marked with white lines, where vehicles are not permitted to park.

Warren police officer Michael Stabile, a co-director of the OPBA, said there was no reason for Chinchic to be removed from the school, because he did not do anything wrong.

Stabile said Mike Wasser, executive director of business operations for the school district, and Bosel were sent to the school to have the officer removed by someone from the school district’s administration level.

Wasser was not seen in the video provided by the district.

Superintendent Steve Chiaro has not directly addressed the issue, except for the statements dealing with the district’s continued work with the Warren Police Department, and a stating he met with Stabile to discuss the officer’s removal.

Representatives of the police union are expected to attend the next board of education meeting, currently scheduled to take place Jan. 28. Stabile said the union would like a thorough investigation on the issue and an apology given to the officer.

District officials said no one has faced any form of discipline in this situation.

Efforts by the Tribune Chronicle to reach board members about this incident were not successful. Two board members last week declined comment. Three board members, including its president, did not return calls.

rsmith@tribtoday.com

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