ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. -- Former St. Augustine Beach Police Chief Richard Hedges has been cleared by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement of any criminal wrongdoing.
Hedges' attorney Patrick Canan said the former chief resigned so that the city could move on and that he had planned to retire next year anyway.
St. Augustine Beach Mayor Gary Snodgrass said he was glad that the investigation is complete.
"We're pleased that the FDLE has completed their investigation and the results indicate that there was no criminal wrongdoing on behalf of former Police Chief Hedges. He made a personal decision to retire ... we honor and respect that decision."
The investigation into the officers who allegedly violated a user agreement when submitting the complaint against Hedges is ongoing, Snodgrass said.
Some officers have been cleared and will now be able use the crime computer systems, but others are still being investigated.
First Coast News