Mooresville Police Chief Damon Williams resigns


Pictured above: Now former Mooresville Police Chief Damon Williams who submitted his resignation letter Thursday – File photo courtesy of the Town of Mooresville

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (WSIC NEWS) – Mooresville Police Chief Damon Williams, who has been on paid administrative leave, has resigned.

Williams submitted a resignation letter to Town Manager Randy Hemann Thursday indicating the move is effective immediately. He had been on paid administrative leave while the town investigated claims of a hostile working environment at the police department with help from an outside agency.

Deputy Chief Gerald Childress and Major Ron Chilton were both demoted to police officer November 1st.

“There are other pending actions in progress and we are leaning heavily on our outside counsel regarding those actions in order to follow due process and be thorough and fair in evaluating and reevaluating information that might be provided,” a statement from the town read following the demotion announcement.

The town is reviewing a more than 5,000 page report from an outside agency that conducted the investigation. Captain David Call remains on paid administrative leave.

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