Police chief took Army base roles despite harassment claims

 Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska. (KTVF)
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Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 9:49 AM AKDT
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A former police chief was able to take postings at multiple successive U.S. Army bases despite allegations that he sexually harassed women at one base.

The Wisconsin State Journal obtained documents from an Army investigation into Ryan Cunningham. He became police chief at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin in 2016, months after an investigation at Fort Wainwright in Alaska found he sexually harassed a female Army sergeant and made unwanted advances toward her and other women while he was the acting police chief there.

Cunningham resigned while the investigation was ongoing. He left Fort McCoy in January 2020 to become temporary police chief at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.

Cunningham no longer works there, and he has declined comment.

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