Moline Police Chief on Leave & Facing Charges

Sep 8, 2018

WVIK News received this message in an email today. “Moline City Administrator Doug Maxeiner was informed by Police Chief John Hitchcock early Saturday morning of the Chief’s involvement as the subject of a traffic stop in Iowa this past Friday evening. The traffic stop reportedly resulted in charges against Chief Hitchcock, while driving his personal vehicle. The specific charges are unknown at this time and City officials do not have any of the facts or specific information on the incident. The City has initiated an investigation to determine the details. As is the City’s standard practice, Chief Hitchcock has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the results of the investigation. Lt. David Gass has been named Acting Chief during this administrative leave.” Doug Maxeiner - City Administrator