- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis Mayor A C Wharton says Police Director Toney Armstrong is retiring at the end of the year.

Armstrong has served as director since 2011, when he replaced Larry Godwin.

The Commercial Appeal reports (https://bit.ly/20gRhZs ) Wharton was told by Armstrong this week that he would be leaving the job.

Armstrong was slated to retire in 2017 through the city’s deferred retirement option plan. Armstrong had the option of applying for reappointment under mayor-elect Jim Strickland to serve out his remaining year.

Armstrong had worked as an undercover operative and supervisor and precinct commander before being promoted to major in 2008. In 2010, Godwin appointed him deputy director.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, https://www.commercialappeal.com

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