Town loses its police force when five officers resign
An Indiana town of 900 people has been left without a police department after all five members of its law
enforcement agency resigned this week in protest, alleging mismanagement and unethical requests made by local lawmakers.
In his resignation letter, Bunker Hill Town Marshal Michael Thomison wrote that town council members had asked him to “be involved in illegal, unethical and immoral things over time,” the Kokomo Tribune reported.
The allegations include being asked to conduct criminal background checks on other council members and allow access to confidential information.
The marshal submitted his resignation Monday with letters from his four unpaid reserve deputies.
While Bunker Hill is without a
police department, Miami County Sheriff Tim Miller has said his deputies will respond to calls and patrol the area.