Local News

Port Vincent police chief resigns

Font size

Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:13 PM by Adrian Pittman
Updated: Dec 12, 2013 5:13 PM
Source: WBRZ

  Rating: 0.0 (0 votes)

Topics: port vincent, police chief, resigns, complaints, police department, mayor

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.

Most Popular