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The entire Kenly Police Department resigns

KENLY, NC (WNCN) — All staff at the Kenly Police Department resigned Wednesday afternoon after officers refused to be part of the work environment created, the city’s former police chief said.

Chief Josh Gibson told CBS 17 that he and four other officers filed a two-week resignation letter around 4:50 p.m. Wednesday.

Gibson said office clerk Christy Jones and deputy city manager Sharon Evans also resigned.

“We are all very heartbroken that it had to come to this,” Gibson told CBS 17.

He also said officers were unable to carry out their duties due to the environment created by city manager Justine Jones.

Gibson didn’t elaborate on the working environment now that lawyers are involved.

Jones became city manager in early June, Gibson said.

Gibson served in the police force for 21 years, serving as chief for most of those years.

CBS 17 has reached out to the City of Kenly and is awaiting feedback.

https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-news/entire-kenly-police-department-resigns/ The entire Kenly Police Department resigns

Dais Johnston

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