New Kensington Mayor: Klein Decided To Resign Prior To Fatal Officer Shooting

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NEW KENSINGTON (KDKA) — New Kensington Police Chief Jim Klein is reportedly resigning.

New Kensington Mayor Tom Guzzo confirmed the news to the Valley News Dispatch on Sunday night.

Guzzo told the Valley News Dispatch that Klein had decided to resign before Officer Brian Shaw was fatally shot on Nov. 17. Klein discussed his resignation with Guzzo on Nov. 16 and notified officers in the police department on Nov. 17 before the shooting occurred.

The Valley News Dispatch says Klein’s last day as police chief has not yet been determined, and Guzzo said he couldn’t confirm what Klein was planning to do next or who would replace him.