- Associated Press - Thursday, February 4, 2016

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) - The police chief in the central Illinois city of Decatur has been fired, but city officials aren’t saying why.

City Manager Tim Gleason said in a news release Thursday that Chief Brad Sweeney was fired earlier in the day. But Gleason said he would not provide further information or comment because of personnel issues.

Gleason said Deputy Police Chief James Getz will take over as interim chief.

Sweeney had been chief since January 2015. He’s been a member of the Decatur Police Department since 1995.

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