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Page suspension overdue, say insiders

Metro Lt. Paul Page is on paid administrative leave after being suspended in connection with an investigation into his role as the chairman of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Managers and Supervisors Association.

As the Review-Journal reported Thursday, Page is being investigated for possible misappropriation of funds.

The investigation is new, but the suspicions aren’t, union insiders tell me. The association represents Metro and other officers in the upper ranks, and it had been known as a fiscally conservative group.

Board meetings once included a simple lunch of a sandwich or pizza, but when he gained power Page was more free-spending.

And now I’ve learned of a possible attempt inside the union to move member funds into an account controlled by a Page family member who is employed at a local bank. This move was made, I’m told, without approval of the board.

While it all might have an innocent intent and higher purpose, you can’t blame members for being suspicious. After all, they’re in a business where their suspicions are mostly justified.

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