Darien Police chief, village OK separation agreement
DARIEN--For reasons that remain unclear, Hunter Gilmore, on paid administrative leave, has signed a separation agreement removing him as Darien police chief.
The agreement, released Wednesday after a closed meeting of the village board, includes a “whereas” clause indicating the village “intends to eliminate its police department.”
“The village board and the chief of police have different opinions on what direction the police department should be moving in,” according to an accompanying press release.
Gilmore’s separation is effective June 30. He will remain on paid administrative leave until his separation. His leave includes pay and benefits.
Both Gilmore and the village agree that he “has not received any discipline and has not been terminated,” according to the agreement. One condition requires Gilmore to release the village, its employees and departments “from any and all actions, causes of actions, claims, demands and damages.”
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