Basalt's Chief of Police Resigns
KREX News Room
BASALT, Colo.- Basalt's police chief has stepped down.
According to the Aspen Daily News, 63-year-old Roderick O'Conner has resigned as the town's chief of police.
O'Conner was first placed on administrative leave in October for undisclosed reasons.
O'Conner and town officials have refused to discuss what led to the suspension and his resignation, which was effective as of Friday.
The workplace investigation of O’Conner, conducted by the Mountain State Employers Council, concluded that "the parties do want to stress that the temporary suspension did not involve any investigations into criminal law violations and/or civil rights violations."
O’Conner was given an $83,994 severance package.
He had led the Basalt Police Department since September 2010.
The town appointed two sergeants as co-acting police chiefs to run the department.