Waterford police chief placed on leave because political signs were moved

Chief Daniel McCaw accused of removing signs from roadway in July before primary election

WATERFORD, Mich. – The police chief of Waterford is off the job because of an investigation into signs, and your tax dollars are paying for it.

Chief Daniel McCaw is accused of removing political signs from a roadway in July before the primary election.

McCaw said yes, he removed several political signs from a vacant Waterford gas station because they violated the township's sign ordinance. He removed the signs and took them to the DPW.

There's video that supports his version of events.

"He clearly followed the law. He removed signs that were in violation of the ordinance and this investigation he is cooperating with and this is really much ado about nothing," said McCaw's attorney, Todd Flood.

McCaw is currently on administrative leave while the investigation is ongoing.

Flood is hopeful the final results will be in and McCaw will be cleared.

"Politics always becomes personal, doesn't it? Small town politics like this is really an investigation that was sparked by something to do witch hunt with the chief, and he'll stand through it and we'll clear his name quickly," said Flood. "I'm not worried about that, I'm sad it's gotten this far."

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