The chief of emergency medical services in North Idaho's Bonner County has been placed on administrative leave, pending a disciplinary hearing.
The Bonner County Daily Bee is reporting that EMS Chief Robert Wakeley has been suspended with pay, but county commissioners would not comment, saying it was a personnel matter.
The Bee reports that the Bonner County EMS department's deputy chief and three lieutenants resigned their managerial duties in 2010, due "to a lack of confidence in Wakeley, whom they accused of being egotistical and difficult to work with." A suit against Wakeley and the county was dismissed in 2013 with prejudice and without costs or attorney fees being awarded to either party.
The Bee reports that Wakeley also drew criticism when he opted to move the EMS headquarters from Kootenai to Sandpoint.