Marysville Borough Council voted on Monday to remove Police Chief Carl Lehman from his duties. Officials say the meeting was open to the public, but there was a low turnout.
Lehman's departure raised the eyebrows of many residents, many of whom are still reeling from the aftermath of the case involving former police officer Robert Pavlovich.
In 2009 Pavlovich was convicted of sexually assaulting several young girls while he was a police office in the borough. He was sentenced for 10 to 26 years in prison.
Borough Manager Scott Weaver says Lehman's dismissal was a personnel matter that does not include criminal charges or suspected criminal activity. Lehman has the right to appeal council's decision. No timetable has been set to find his replacement
The police department is down to one officer. The State Police will provide assistance with patrol and response efforts.