Indiana Town's Entire Police Force Resigns, Citing Unfair Treatment
The entire police department of Bunker Hill, Ind., has resigned.
Town Marshal Michael Thomison and his four reserve deputies handed in resignation letters Monday after they said they were treated unfairly and asked to act illegally, according to WXIN.
Thomison also said this was a safety issue, in that the deputies were forced to share one set of body armor.
The officers accused town council members of asking them to perform criminal background checks on other council members.
The Town of Bunker Hill released a statement in response to the resignations, including the following excerpt:
"The resignation of the entire police force has come as a shock to the council. It has never been the goal to dismantle or otherwise endanger the town police department or officers. The council thanks these officers for their service to the town. Bunker Hill is in the process of obtaining a new marshal and reserve deputies. The council asks for patience from the town residents in this process."
County officers are expected to step in to protect Bunker Hill residents until the town board hires a new marshal.
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