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Port Vincent police chief resigns

2 years 11 months 3 weeks ago December 12, 2013 Dec 12, 2013 Thursday, December 12 2013 December 12, 2013 4:13 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Adrian Pittman

PORT VINCENT- The police chief of Port Vincent resigned Tuesday after receiving several complaints from residents.

Mayor David Carter tells WBRZ News 2 that Daryl Averett stepped down as police chief Tuesday night after a private meeting between him, the mayor, and Mayor Pro Tem Johnnie Page.

During the meeting, the mayor told Averett that he had received at least four written complaints about him, and would not tolerate complaints coming from residents. That's when Averett resigned as chief.

The mayor and mayor pro tem wouldn't go into details about what those complaints were, but Page did say Averett wasn't holding up his end of the bargain and wasn't representing the town of Port Vincent the way he should have.

News 2 contacted Daryl Averett about his resignation, but told us no comment.

"I'm moving on to greener pastures," he said.

An interim police chief is filling the vacant position for now.

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