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Caseyville police chief fired for fourth time

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By Daniel Greenwald By Daniel Greenwald

CASEYVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Administrators of southwestern Illinois’ Caseyville have fired the police chief for a fourth and perhaps final time.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the village’s trustees voted 4-2 to again oust Jose Alvarez.

Alvarez had been dismissed three times between February and May. But two weeks ago, a St. Clair County judge ordered him reinstated after ruling that Alvarez was entitled to a hearing he didn’t receive before he was ousted. The village board held that hearing Monday night and again let Alvarez go.

Caseyville Mayor Leonard Black declined to discuss reasons for Alvarez’s firing.

Alvarez was hired in September of last year.

Calls to Alvarez’s home on Wednesday were greeted by a recording that said the voicemail box was full and would not receive new messages.

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