Westminster City manager Donald M. Trump has resigned, a day later. The city announced his retirement. Its police chief, during a workplace inspection, found a policy violation under his supervision.
Police Chief Tim Carlson retired on Wednesday after nearly three months. Paid leave During an external review, Trump, who has been overseeing the administration of Colorado’s eighth-largest city for nearly seven years, did not cite police department issues in his resignation, but said in a news release Thursday that the issue Affected the time of its announcement.
“I’ve been convinced for some time that we need change – a new voice to guide city staff – but I want to support my police department and make sure that our officers Leave the leadership before I resign. ” “While there is never a better time to leave Baghdad, I am grateful for a strong executive team, and I am confident that the city will change for the better.”
This week’s change of leadership means Westminster wants to fill two top positions at the same time. Norm Hubert is serving as interim police chief, and Trapp’s deputy manager, Judy Andrews, will serve as acting city manager.
“Dawn is a dynamic, solution-oriented leader and has built a strong executive team that will ensure the delivery of our city’s services and infrastructure in a fair, sustainable and efficient manner,” Mayor Anita Setz said in a news release. “
Trapp was Westminster’s director of parks, amusement and libraries for almost three years before being appointed city manager in 2015. Carlson’s name, A Westminster Police veteran, next year as chief.
The city earlier this week refused to release an independent report on the police department to The Denver Post, but confirmed that the investigation cost more than $ 97,000. A news release called workplace policy violations isolated and said the report found that Carlson “did not effectively manage the department’s culture.”
The report notes incidents in which a senior officer “routinely insulted, used insulting and derogatory language, insulted employees, made comments and personal insults.”