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Washoe County School District Police Chief Let Go

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We are following up on a story we brought you on Monday. The Washoe County School District has let go of School Police Chief Mike Mieras.
    
Today, we got a chance to ask the school board president what went into that decision.

Board President Barbara Clark spoke to us about the changes. She says it's all part of the improvement process that involves restructuring several departments.

But she would not give us details on the factors involved with the decision about Chief Mieras and says she is not aware of any complaints filed against him that could have contributed to the decision. "The Board of Trustees is not privy to any complaints on personnel. Those are personnel issues and the Board of Trustees does not get involved in personnel issues. That is the superintendent's job."

Clark says as part of his job, Superintendent Pedro Martinez is tasked with reassessing all the district's departments.

But at least where personnel is concerned, Clark says letting Chief Mieras go is the only change planned for the police department.

Recently Mieras was involved in a lawsuit with a parent who claims to be mistreated by several school district employees. But Clark says that lawsuit is completely unrelated to the decision to let Mieras go. "This is strictly about restructuring. Looking at our departments as we have asked our superintendents to look at all of our departments."

Assistant Chief Jason Trevino will fill Mieras' spot until they name a replacement chief.

As for Mieras, the district says they are still working out the details of a possible retirement package. Mieras is currently on vacation and couldn't be reached for comment.
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