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Hampton police chief quits, claims lack of support

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 7:24am  ET

HAMPTON, Va. - Hampton's police chief says he resigned because the city isn't providing adequate support for the police department.

Media outlets report that Police Chief Charles R. Jordan announced his resignation Tuesday in a statement released by his attorney.

Jordan's resignation comes as the city investigates an undercover cigarette sting. He had been on paid administrative leave since Oct. 18.

Jordan says his resignation shouldn't be interpreted as an acknowledgement of wrongdoing by him or the department. He says the city's support of the department has declined for several years.

He had served as police chief for eight years and had been with the police department for 34 years.

City Manager Mary Bunting says in an email to police officials that she appreciates Jordan's service to the community and wishes him well.

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