Chief Quits

By: Iowa AP
Apr 5th, 2017

     FARLEY, Iowa (AP) - The police chief in the eastern Iowa city of Farley has quit, saying he can't work "for a city like this."
     Chief Rick Wagner says he gave his two-week notice Monday night at the end of a City Council meeting during which he was criticized. A council member requested a performance review of him, expressing concern about a burglary investigation.
     On Tuesday Wagner told the Dubuque Telegraph Herald ( ): "I decided I cannot work for a city like this anymore." He'd been chief for nearly 15 years.
     Mayor Jay Hefel declined to discuss Wagner's status but confirmed that Wagner was the only full-time department member.
     Dubuque County Sheriff Joe Kennedy says his deputies will continue to handle calls in Farley.