NORTH MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) - Two North Muskegon police officers have been fired for "violations of rules and regulations" that occurred while on duty.
North Muskegon Police Department Chief Tom Korabik told 24 Hour News 8 that Officer Erin Baerman and Officer Robert Brezina have been under investigation internally since April.
Korabik would not comment on the specifics of the violations but said that the Michigan State police is involved in an active investigation involving the two officers.
Korabik said his department's investigation was turned over to the MSP at the urging of the Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office.
Chief Assistant Muskegon Prosecutor Tim Maat confirmed that his office will review the completed findings of that investigation before determining if criminal charges will be filed.
Korabik said that neither Baerman nor Brezina were arrested but that there was enough evidence to fire the pair on May 28.
According to the North Muskegon Police Department website , Baerman had been with the department since 2005 and Brezina had been with the department since 2010.
Neither has any history of disciplinary actions from the department.
Baerman had received letters of recommendation from his employer in the past.
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