Springfield Chief Philip Thorne Resigns

Springfield, Fla. - Springfield Police Chief Philip Thorne has resigned from his position. 

According to his resignation letter Thorne resigned on Monday.

"It has truly been an honor and privilege to serve the City as Police Chief for the past ten years, and believe that I have helped bring progress, growth and direction to the Department," Thorne wrote.

Thorne was removed from his position on Friday by Mayor Ralph Hammond pending an investigation into a complaint against him from several officers. 

The officers accused Thorne of, "Rude and demeaning action to employees and or citizens. Demeaning talk over the radio. Radio traffic which could escalate a situation. Loud arguments with employees where others can hear or present. Possibly creating an unsafe or hostile working condition."

According to a memo from the Human Resources Director for the city, J.D. Newton, the investigation into these allegations is now closed with no official finding. 

 

 


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