(COOPERTOWN, Tenn.) -- The last officer working in the Coopertown Police Department, Police Chief Paul West, quit on Thursday, reports The Tennessean.
West blamed bad press about the police department for the reason for his departure. Recently an officer was fired for a road rage incident and another officer was videotaped using racial slurs, which caused the closure of the city’s reserve officer program.
Coopertown Mayor Sam Childs is meeting with West on Friday to discuss possibly withdrawing the resignation.
For the time being, the Robertson Count Sheriff’s Office will patrol around the town as substitute police officers.
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