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ARDMORE, OK-- City officials said they continue their investigation with the Ardmore Police Department, and it was a hot topic at a community meeting held at the Ardmore Convention Center.

It's been one week since former police chief Keith Mann and deputy chief Eric Hamblin were placed on administrative leave following a personnel investigation.

"As far as I'm concerned, the police department is professional and I've been treated right in all cases," said Ardmore Resident Bob Humphrey.

Humphrey said because of his prior experiences with personnel issues at work, he agrees with the city's decision to keep matters confidential.

"I had been in situations where personnel problems have come up and most of the time I think it's better that the citizens are not aware of what's happening," said Humphrey.

Keith Mann announced his resignation as police chief earlier this week. City officials have briefly discussed the issue, but continue to advise the public that it's a personnel matter.

Mayor Sheryl Ellis addressed the situation at a community meeting held on Thursday in the Ardmore convention center. She said questions are to be directed towards city manager J.D Spohn
    
"I thought the community forum went really well, people were very encouraging and respectful of our situation and let me know that they understood that this was a confidential personnel issue and we're certainly trying to work through it as fast as possible," said Spohn.

Spohn said he hopes to have updated information to release sometime soon.

"Hopefully I'll have some updated information tomorrow and we can get past this issue," said Spohn.

Spohn said a Kevin Norris, a 16 year veteran with the department, will continue stepping in as acting chief of police.

No word on when a new chief will be named.