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LPD officer resigns ahead of hearing for alleged misconduct

Lafayette Police Officer Charles Williams has resigned from the Lafayette Police Department. Chief Patrick Flannelly confirmed Williams' resignation Tuesday.

Posted: Jan 9, 2018 2:56 PM
Updated: Jan 9, 2018 8:32 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette Police Officer Charles Williams has resigned from the Lafayette Police Department. Chief Patrick Flannelly confirmed Williams' resignation Tuesday.

Flannelly wouldn't go on camera, however, he did send News 18 a statement.

"Officer Williams was scheduled for a hearing with the merit commission to face potential disciplinary action stemming from an internal investigation in December. However, he resigned in advance of that hearing and is no longer a member of LPD," said Flannelly.

A Lafayette police civil service commission meeting was scheduled for Dec. 20. According to the meeting agenda, it was to discuss alleged misconduct and the employment status of an officer. However, Flannelly confirms the meeting never took place, as Williams resigned right before.

News 18 reported back in 2015 that a Lafayette man accused Williams of leaving a voicemail threatening to kill him after he hugged a female friend who was dating a fellow LPD officer.

Williams was suspended for five days by the Police Merit Board for that case.

For more updates on this story, watch News 18 at Five and Six.

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