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Posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 4:09 pm | Updated: 2:40 pm, Wed Jun 23, 2010.

An assistant police chief is back on the job after a 10-day suspension without pay for participating in a months-long extramarital affair while on the job, according to information from the Chandler Police Department.

David Lind, an assistant chief with Chandler Police Department since Dec. 1, 2008, was suspended for 10 days, June 17-18, and returned to the job on Monday, according to Detective Frank Mendoza, a Chandler police spokesman.

An internal investigation was launched into allegations that Lind participated in the affair from September 2009 to April 2010, and sometimes on city time while going to meet the woman at hotels. Lind, also retired from the Tempe Police Department, was found to be particpating in behavior that was "unbecoming of a police officer," and engaging in conduct that might bring harm to the department, Mendoza said.

It is unknown at this time whether the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board will schedule a hearing to determine whether Lind will be disciplined further.

Lind makes $146,071 a year as assistant police chief for Chandler, according to information from the city.

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