SE Mo. Police Chief Resigns After Accusations

7 years 3 weeks 1 day ago Thursday, March 14 2013 Mar 14, 2013 Thursday, March 14, 2013 6:59:56 AM CDT March 14, 2013 in News
By: Associated Press

PERRYVILLE, Mo. - Perryville Police Chief Keith Tarrillion has resigned amid allegations that he falsified a police report in a personal insurance claim two years ago.

Tarrillion denied the allegations when he resigned Wednesday. His attorney says the city's board of alderman intends to accept a resignation agreement next week.

Perryville officials alleged in a news release that Tarrillion used another officer's name to create a police report about vandalism at his home. Tarrillion later received nearly $5,700 from his insurance company.

The Southeast Missourian reports Tarrillion has been on voluntary leave since late February, when a police department employee made a claim of professional misconduct.

Perryville officials said the Missouri State Highway Patrol or another agency will be asked to investigate whether criminal charges are warranted.

 

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