Robert Kerkorian resigned as Waukegan Police chief on Monday, two months after he was sworn in and three days after he released a public statement acknowledging that he falsely claimed on his 1987 Police Department job application that he had trained as a Navy SEAL.
Mayor Wayne Motley read a brief statement to the City Council at Monday night’s meeting. Motley said he had asked for and accepted Kerkorian’s resignation earlier in the day because of the “distraction” caused by the Navy SEAL controversy.
After a brief closed session to discuss what was announced as a personnel matter, Motley told a crowded council chamber that he made the move “to ensure that the Waukegan Police Department is focused on what’s most important, which is addressing crime in our community to keep our families and children safe.”
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