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Pa.’s foul-mouthed ex-chief to discuss future

Updated Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 | 6:59 a.m.

FRACKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A foul-mouthed former Pennsylvania police chief whose incendiary videos on guns and liberals led to his suspension and ultimate departure is holding a news conference Monday to discuss his future.

Mark Kessler and the town of Gilberton reached a legal settlement last week that paid him $30,000 and allowed him to retire from the one-man force.

Borough officials suspended Kessler last year, then began the process of firing him, after he posted videos of himself shooting borough-owned automatic weapons and cursing liberals and others.

The videos garnered hundreds of thousands of views online. Kessler has acknowledged they're inflammatory but says they were designed to draw attention to the erosion of Second Amendment and other constitutional rights.