Jeffrey Keniston resigned on Oct. 5 from the Aumsville Police Department after state officials found he used his authority to gain a sexual relationship with a domestic violence victim while employed by Salem. He is still challenging the revocation of his police license.
The state Board on Public Safety Standards and Training on Aug. 31 found Jeffrey Keniston used his authority to gain a sexual relationship with a domestic violence victim. His attorney notified the state on Tuesday that he is challenging the revocation of his license.
Aumsville police ran a background check on Jeffrey Keniston in February and learned he was under a state investigation after being fired from Salem police. The Aumsville agency hired Keniston three months later.
The state Board on Public Safety Standards and Training proposed revoking the police certification of Jeffrey Keniston on Aug. 31 after finding he used his authority to gain a sexual relationship with a domestic violence victim. He was a Salem Police Department sergeant until last December and remains employed in Aumsville
Then-Deputy Jerry Wollenschlaeger was charged in 2019 for $12 in play left on a lottery machine by a patron who had stepped away, according to the state’s police licensing agency. A judge dropped the charge following a $1,500 civil compromise.