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CONTACT 13: Disgraced CCSD cop keeps job

Posted at 6:00 PM, Mar 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-16 22:40:31-04

A school police officer under investigation for lying, threats and cover up gets to keep his job because of a "minor notification oversight" by the Clark County School District. 

Contact 13 has been on the case since last summer.

Detective Christopher Klemp headed up the School Police Internal Affairs division until he himself became the target of an internal affairs investigation.

Inside sources tell Contact 13 that all charges against Klemp were substantiated, but he filed a grievance and won. Meaning the district has no choice but to keep a disgraced officer on the force.

A union contract says CCSD has to keep officers in the loop every 30 days during an extended investigation. 

Internal records obtained by Contact 13 show they were making regular notifications when things took longer than expected. 

But CCSD officials made their final notification three days late. 

So Associate Superintendent Edward Goldman effectively threw out the entire investigation. 

Though Klemp was removed from his position in Internal Affairs, he'll be allowed to keep his job. 

He's currently a campus officer at Peterson Behavior School.

As Contact 13 first exposed in June, Detective Klemp disclosed confidential information about ongoing internal affairs investigations, told another officer to lie about the source of that information and threatened to come after him if he spoke the truth about it in the future. 

All that was caught on an undercover recording made by a former school cop who filed a complaint against Klemp with the District Attorney. 

On the recording, Klemp can be heard saying, "And if something happens and I got to I.A. you, if you say anything about this I'm going to call you a motherf---ing liar. And I'll come at you like a whirlwind because I gotta protect myself."

In a letter, the D.A. called Klemp's conduct "highly concerning... especially how he so callously and repeatedly stated he would lie under oath."

The letter goes on to say that Klemp's statements "are more than inappropriate and should not go without review and subsequent punishment." 

Klemp did not return our call for comment. 

A CCSD spokesperson says Klemp is working as assigned by the CCSD Police Department, and they can't say more because everything else is part of his confidential personnel record.