Campbell officer demoted, put on leave

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CAMPBELL, Ohio (WYTV) – A ranking officer in the Campbell Police department was demoted following outside reviews into his conduct on the job.

John Rusnak, a 17-year veteran of the force, was reduced from Lieutenant to Patrolman last week.

A disciplinary hearing was held Friday, which resulted in Rusnak’s voluntary demotion. He will also serve a 30-day suspension and will be under a two year “last chance” agreement.

In a statement released by Chief Drew Rauzan, Officer Rusnak’s conduct was investigated by the Ohio Bureau of Identification and the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Department Internal Affairs Division.

“Officer Rusnak is a devoted and diligent police officer that has honorably served the Campbell community for 17 years. Despite the above circumstances that led to this unfortunate setback within our department, Officer Rusnak accepted responsibility for his conduct, accepted the appropriate discipline, and will return to serving Campbell residents at the conclusion of his leave from duty,” Rauzan stated.

Details of the investigation have not been released pending the formal completion of the investigation.

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