Officials with the City of Port Hueneme aren’t talking about the suspension of the city’s police chief.
Interim City Manager Dick Velthoen took the action earlier this week, putting Chief Kathleen Sheehan on paid administrative leave. She was hired in 2010, and has a more than three decade long career in law enforcement. There’s no indication of whether this is a temporary move, or whether the city will act to permanently replace her,
Because it’s a personnel matter, city officials are restricted in what they can legally say in cases like this.