Moweaqua police chief resigns amid week-long suspension

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MOWEAQUA, Ill. (WAND) – The police chief of Moweaqua has officially resigned after he was suspended for one week.

Chief Rob Maynard submitted his official letter to Mayor D. Boomer Neece on Monday night, according to a source close to the now former chief. 

Community members told WAND that the Village Board suspended Police Chief Rob Maynard for one week and that another officer, Chad Lamb, resigned.

Maynard listed several reason he thought he was suspended, including billing time used to set up for law enforcement event in Assumption, refusing to seek part-time help, and missing a school football game.

He also said he feels the police were being discriminated against by new members of the board.

The Mayor and village board could not be reached for comment.

The source close to Maynard told WAND-TV that he would be seeking legal counsel.

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