Questions Remain After City Of Corning Announces Hiring Of Interim Police Chief

Corning City officials are not talking about their former Police Chief, except to say he’s no longer on the job. Jeremiah Fears was placed on administrative leave in August and last Wednesday City Hall announced that Fears is not employed by the City of Corning. Fears has been Chief since 2015 after already serving 15 years on the force. The Interim Chief is Craig Bassett, who is the longest serving employee in Corning City Government, having been hired as an officer in 1996.