Former Hoosick Falls police chief admits to misconduct

An embattled, former Hoosick Falls police chief has admitted to official misconduct.

NewsChannel 13 reported Robert Ashe was suspended with pay last December for an ongoing criminal investigation.

Police say Ashe stole evidence in the case and then created paperwork to cover up the theft.

Because he pleaded guilty, Ashe has stepped down from his job. Officer Paul Aleksonis will now lead the department.