Chief resigns after KBI investigation into small Kansas town police department

KINGMAN, Kan. (AP)€” An upheaval continues in a small Kansas police department that has been the investigated by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

Police Chief Clint Thompson resigned Friday after seven months on the job. Another officer resigned Friday for personal reasons.

The Hutchinson News reports city attorney Greg Graffman confirmed Thompson’s resignation but would not discuss it.

Thompson was hired in August to replace interim chief Capt. David Lux, who took over when Marc Holloway resigned last January after the KBI investigation. Former city manager Frank Soukup was fired in January.

The reason for the investigation was not made public and no charges were filed.

Holloway replaced chief John Braden, who pleaded guilty in May 2008 to domestic violence and served three days in jail and six months on probation.


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