MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon Fire Chief Shawn Christy was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday afternoon, according to Safety-Service Director David Glass.
The leave is indefinite until the issue is resolved, Glass said. In the absence of the chief, Assistant Chief Chris Menapace assumes the duties for the department.
Christy had no comment on the matter other than to admit surprise at being placed on leave.
“I’m in the dark on this as much as anybody,” Christy said.
Glass refused to disclose information on what led to the suspension.