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Ardmore Police Chief Resigns


ARDMORE, OK--The Ardmore city manager and the police department issued a joint statement saying that police Chief Keith Mann has decided to voluntarily resign.

Last week, the city manager's office announced that Mann had been placed on administrative leave pending the completion of an on-going administrative review of the police department.

Mann had a long career with the Oklahoma City police department before becoming chief in Ardmore in 2010.

No further details about Mann's resignation have been released at this time.

Deputy chief Eric Hamblin was also placed on administrative leave last week. We're told he met with city manager J.D. Spohn this morning.

Hamblin is still on administrative leave and as for his investigation; we're told the city manager is still looking into several aspects of the case.

Ardmore  Mayor Sheryl Ellis announced Chief Mann's resignation at the start of Tuesday night's community meeting held at the public library. 
She said it continues to be a confidential personnel issue and referred any comments to city manager J.D. Spohn.

Spohn says captain Kevin Norris, a 16-year veteran with the department, will continue stepping in as acting chief of police but will not be the permanent chief because he says Norris doesn't want the job.

No word on when a new chief will be named.