- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Simpsonville’s police chief has resigned after being suspended for being “unprofessional to employees or customers” and for violating policies or procedures, city officials announced, without specifying what, exactly, they believe he did wrong.

Police Chief Keith Grounsell resigned Wednesday just before he was to be fired by a majority of city council members. Deputy Chief Steve Moore will serve as acting chief until a permanent replacement can be found, the city’s news release said.

“We thank Keith Grounsell for his service to the people of Simpsonville,” Mayor Janice Curtis said afterward. “We wish him well in his law enforcement career.”

Curtis said that she and other council members had lost faith in Grounsell’s ability to do his job.

Grounsell said in his resignation letter that his official last day on the job will be June 17.

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