Town loses its po­lice force when five of­fi­cers re­sign

The Washington Times Daily - - NATION - — An­drea No­ble

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.

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