Sunriver police chief accused of striking officer resigns

Courtesy: Sunriver Police Department website

A police chief in Central Oregon has resigned amid allegations that he struck a subordinate.

Posted: Feb 9, 2018 11:34 AM
Updated: Feb 9, 2018 11:40 AM

SUNRIVER, Ore. (AP) - Sunriver Police Chief Marc Mills has resigned amid allegations that he struck a subordinate.

The Sunriver Service District announced the news Friday.

The 62-year-old Mills was charged with misdemeanor harassment last month. Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel said the chief struck a police sergeant in December while both were on duty.

In a statement, the district said other employees have since complained about the chief's "outbursts of temper."

Mills had been chief of police in the Central Oregon resort community since 2012.

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