FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) - The Wright State University's police chief, Michael Martinsen, was relieved from his duties on Monday.
A statement released from the university stated that Martinsen was asked to move his career in another direction and part ways with the university.
The University stated that its “conclusion has been reached upon factors independent of the complainants' allegations; (those factors) include your behavior in reaction to allegations as well as other unacceptable behavior and actions you have taken."
This action makes official that Martinsen is being given a six-month notice that his employment at Wright State will cease March 17, 2014. During the six month time period, Martinsen will continue on paid administrative leave, but he has been instructed not enter university property.
Wright State University confirms that the university police chief was placed on leave last week.
George Heddleston, Vice President of Communications and Marketing, would not elaborate on why the university made the move. He called it an internal issue that will be dealt with by the university.
2 NEWS reached out to Martinsen and he provided this reaction in an email, "I am shocked by WSU's decision. I've been loyal to WSU and I learned of my termination via the media-then email; WSU never gave me an opportunity to even respond to these false allegations and terminated me, after I advised WSU that I am seeking legal counsel to assist me during the 'investigation.'"
He also wrote, "I was not given the courtesy of an in person discussion and feel that WSU has wrongfully terminated me and placed me in a false light." "I enjoyed my time serving the University and will begin a search for a new opportunity," he added.
Martinsen was named chief in 2008.
David Finnie has been named interim chief.
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