Police Chief Retires Amid Tension In City Of Washington
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Allegations of bullying and micromanagement by police; allegations of sexism from a mayor.
It’s all happening in the city of Washington and tensions are growing after another police chief stepped down Monday.
Acting Chief Capt. Robert Wilson suddenly retired, by first sending Mayor Brenda Davis a text message.
While he did not reveal his exact reason for leaving, some FOP members worry it’s due to tensions between the department and Davis, who serves as its department head.
Some officers claim the administration bullies and micromanages police operations.
Davis feels they just don’t like the fact that she’s a woman.
At a council meeting Monday night, Davis told KDKA’s Kym Gable she doesn’t plan to do anything differently. She will meet with the city solicitor to discuss finding a new chief.
Capt. Wilson had been acting as chief since Robert Lemmons stepped down earlier this year.
Before that, Chief James Blyth retired from the force.