COLONIAL HEIGHTS — A Virginia police chief has retired lower than a month after he was positioned on depart following allegations of “inappropriate behavior” whereas off-duty.
In an e-mail to the town supervisor of Colonial Heights final week, Police Chief Jeffrey Faries wrote he would retire and his final day in workplace can be March 31, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.
Last month, Virginia State Police introduced an investigation of allegations that Faries behaved inappropriately whereas off-duty and the town supervisor positioned him on administrative depart. The Bureau of Criminal Investigations launched the probe into allegations of inappropriate conduct and interactions whereas Faries was off-duty at metropolis officers’ request, state police mentioned.
Faries joined the division in 1989 and was chief for 15 years. Last month City Manager Douglas Smith mentioned Maj. Robert Ruxer was appointed appearing chief.
The newspaper couldn’t instantly attain Faries for remark.