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AKRON, OH (WOIO) –

Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan discussed his request asking the Akron police chief to resign from his position this past weekend. Chief James Nice complied and stepped down from his position on Sunday.

Mayor Horrigan held a press conference Monday afternoon to discuss the request. According to a press release, “evidence of conduct unbecoming of an officer, inappropriate contact with a city employee and potential criminal misconduct” led Mayor Horrigan to make the decision.

Mayor Horrigan said, “These actions violate the mission, vision, and values of the Akron Police Department and the city of Akron and they will not be tolerated.”

He added that it appears that Nice “lost his ability to lead the department.”

The county prosecutor will handle the investigation into Nice’s conduct. Criminal charges are possible, according to Mayor Horrigan.

 

READ MORE: Cleveland19.com

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LOCAL NEWS: Akron Mayor Explains Police Chief’s Resignation  was originally published on wzakcleveland.com