Police chief won't work with comedian mayor

2016-12-06 17:06
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Hillsboro - The police chief in a small Ohio city says he can no longer "in good conscious" work with the mayor, who also moonlights as a stand-up comedian.

Hillsboro Police Chief Todd Whited resigned on Monday, in a move that Mayor Drew Hastings said was not a surprise.

Whited sent an email to Hillsboro City Council members, criticising them for allowing Hastings "to commit his acts of malfeasance".

In the email, Whited expressed his displeasure with Hastings’ recent acquittal on charges that accused him of abusing his power.

Hastings said Whited made it clear that he wanted him forced out of office and that the former chief realised his "personal crusade" failed after he was found not guilty.

The mayor announced he will appoint an interim police chief.

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