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Swansboro police chief resigns amid town investigation

Published: May. 20, 2022 at 9:50 AM EDT|Updated: May. 20, 2022 at 10:35 AM EDT
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SWANSBORO, N.C. (WITN) - A police chief in one Eastern Carolina town has resigned following reports of detrimental conduct within the department.

Swansboro Police Chief Ken Jackson’s resignation comes after three other officers resigned earlier this month.

According to Swansboro Town Manager Paula Webb, Jackson was placed on administrative leave with pay last Wednesday when the reports surfaced. Following, an internal investigation was conducted which resulted in his resignation.

Jackson submitted his immediate resignation within an email to Webb late Thursday evening.

The town says the internal investigation is closed and Assistant Chief Dwayne Taylor will serve as Interim Chief.

Webb says Jackson started at the department as a part time detective in 2005, transitioned into full time in 2006 and was selected at police chief in 2015.

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