Antioch police Chief Steven Ford to step down

ANTIOCH – After lower than a yr on the job, Antioch police Chief Steven A. Ford says he’s retiring from the scandal-plagued division.

Ford introduced in a written assertion Wednesday evening that his final day on the job will likely be Aug. 11.

“I’m happy with what we now have completed and firmly imagine the groundwork has been laid for organizational success,” mentioned Ford, who took excessive cop job final November.

“I do know our work to align us with the [tenets] of procedural justice and constitutional policing will maintain this division headed in the suitable route,” he continued. “I sincerely hope our engagement with the group will proceed and flourish.”

Ford’s resolution to retire comes amid an FBI investigation into wrongdoing by greater than a dozen present and former Antioch and Pittsburg officers. The alleged crimes vary from attainable violent civil proper violations and assaults to fraudulent schemes to amass pay bumps, to drug trafficking, obstruction of justice and weapons violations.

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