- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 24, 2017

BELLE, W.Va. (AP) - Belle town council members have named a new police chief and demoted the former chief, who is now the subject of a federal investigation.

Belle Mayor Buck Chestnut tells the Charleston Gazette-Mail (https://bit.ly/2jaG6jw) that Robert Glenn was named police chief at a town meeting.

Darrick Cox, who had served as chief for about 10 years, was demoted to patrolman. However, Cox will remain on administrative leave.

Chestnut and Cox learned of the federal investigation on Dec. 11 from a Gazette-Mail reporter. At the time, both men said they didn’t know why Cox was being investigated.

Court documents show Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth R. Taylor was appointed to the investigation but don’t include any information about what the investigation concerns.

The newspaper couldn’t reach Cox for comment.


Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, https://wvgazettemail.com.

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