New Middletown releases resigned chief's personnel file
While the Mahoning County Sheriff's Department continues its investigation of former New Middletown Police Chief Vincent D'Egidio; the village has released more documentation including his personnel file.
While the Mahoning County Sheriff's Department continues its investigation of former New Middletown Police Chief Vincent D'Egidio, the village has released more documentation including his personnel file.
The investigation concerns pornographic material and a video of the chief engaged in a sexual act found on an office computer. A review of his personnel file shows only a couple of past problems during his more than three decades of service.
In 2015, D'Egidio was named in a complaint for sexual harassment in the workplace while employed part-time with then Humility of Mary Health Systems.
A letter from the mayor says, "The nature of the complaint involved an inappropriate comment that was reported as offensive and unwanted to the employee. This complaint resulted in your resignation".
In response, D'Egidio said, "This situation was not in the behavior I tolerate, was an off the wall comment that caused her to be uncomfortable. I understand that while I was off duty from New Middletown police, this incident was not acceptable".
D'Egidio also served as an assistant chief in the fire department until a profanity-laced outburst in 2017 got him in trouble.
A letter from the fire chief said, "Due to your conduct unbecoming of an officer (verbal threats) and a violation of the signed agreement, I am hereby removing you from the status of assistant squad chief."
Over the years, D'Egidio also received numerous commendation awards and served on several law enforcement task forces. While still a patrolman with New Middletown police, he was commended by Poland Township Trustees for his efforts to save a township officer who had been fatally shot.
D'Egidio has made no public comment since his resignation, and the investigation has not brought any charges to date.