Summerdale police chief resigns after appeal lost

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SUMMERDALE, Ala. (AP) — The police chief of Summerdale says he's resigning with "a heavy heart" after a Montgomery County court upheld the revocation of his state law enforcement certification.

Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/16C82zD ) Eddie Ingram told residents and reporters in an email Saturday that he stepped down after learning Friday that the Montogomery County Circuit Court sided with the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission's decision last year to revoke his police powers.

The commission says it revoked Ingram's certification after learning he listed two unpaid volunteers as paid officers and had an uncertified firearms instructors sign off on the chief's pistol qualification. Ingram says the errors were honest mistakes and that he simply filled out paperwork incorrectly.

The ex-chief says he plans to appeal to the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals.




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