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The entire North Carolina town’s police department resigns

The entire personnel of a small North Carolina town’s police department has quit in protest over the employment of a new progressive town manager.

Chief Josh Gibson told NewsNation affiliate WNCN that he and four other officers submitted a two-week resignation notice on Wednesday.

Kenly still has three part-time officers on the payroll.

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Gibson claimed the leaving officers could not execute their duties owing to the environment that was created by the new town manager, Justine Jones. Gibson, however, will not elaborate on what the work atmosphere is because attorneys are now engaged.

Kenly hired Jones in June after examining 30 applicants in a worldwide search.

Kenly Mayor Herbert Hales claimed an emergency meeting of the town council did not yield any results.

The council is set to have another meeting this week.

Kenly is a town of roughly 2,380 people.

Earlier this month, lawmakers in the small Minnesota community of Morris opted to dissolve its police force owing to staffing difficulties.

The Morris City Council plans to negotiate a contract for law enforcement services with the county.

NewsNation affiliate WNCN contributed to this article.


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