Brunswick Police Chief, 2 others out over online tests

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Brunswick Chief of Police Tobe Green was asked to retire after an investigation into an irregularity in online testing.

Brunswick City Manager Bill Weeks said he asked for Green's retirement and Capt. Michael Melton and Sgt. Richard Evans's resignation Tuesday.

Green and Melton had been suspended and on administrative leave since July.

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Weeks said he made the request relating to a Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training council (GA POST) investigation into online training hours. GA POST, according to their website, is a training system for police and criminal justice officers.

GA POST asked police agencies to look into an online training system glitch which allowed as many as 500 Georgia police officers to earn training credits without spending the required number of hours online.

This training is necessary for officer to maintain their arrest powers.

Weeks said Brunswick will begin the search for a new Police Chief immediately.


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