Acting paramedic chief in Kawartha Lakes fired, under investigation

The acting paramedic chief for the City of Kawartha Lakes has been fired with cause and is the subject of a police investigation following allegations of financial irregularities and breach of trust.

While few details have been released, the City made the announcement in a press release Wednesday (April 3) morning.

“Please be advised that effective April 2, 2019, Acting Paramedic Chief Derek Brown’s employment with the City of Kawartha Lakes has been terminated with cause. An internal investigation of alleged financial irregularities and breach of trust led the City to contact the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service. A police investigation is underway,” it reads.

Police addressed the investigation in a brief statement around noon that noted a complaint from the City was received on Friday (March 29).

“As a result of the allegation, the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service is now conducting an investigation. In order to protect the integrity of this ongoing investigation, no further information will be released.

Brown had served in the role since the tail end of January.

The media release from the City states that Andrew Rafton is now serving as acting paramedic chief following Brown’s dismissal.

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