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Holly Police chief resigns after being placed on leave

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Chief Elena Danishevskaya Chief Elena Danishevskaya
HOLLY, Mich. (WJBK) -

Holly's police chief has resigned after being told she received a no-confidence vote from officers and was placed on administrative leave.

Chief Elena Danishevskaya was put on leave Tuesday after a dozen of her officers sent a letter to the village manager. It cited 19 incidents where the chief allegedly failed to do her duty.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

The former chief fired back in a statement, saying the entire ordeal is payback. In a statement, she says:

"I have been placed on administrative leave solely in retaliation for my having filed a complaint of sex discrimination and sexual harassment against Holly Village Manager Jerry Walker and Holly council member Thomas Clark. Clark had sent me sexually explicit emails including a video of a topless woman shooting a handgun, made sexually inappropriate comments to me and hugged me inappropriately. Walker treated me differently that male department heads as well as treating me in a discriminating matter."

According to reports, that claim was determined by the village attorney to be unfounded.

Danishevskaya's lawyer Deborah Gordon says her client has done nothing to warrant the no-confidence vote.

Walker says Danishevskaya's administrative leave based on the no-confidence vote "is totally separate" from her sexual harassment claim.

- The Associated Press contributed to this report

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