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Boulder City police chief resigns amidst scandal

Posted at 7:52 AM, Jan 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-12 10:52:10-05

The Boulder City police chief suddenly resigned Monday amidst controversy over the former animal control supervisor.

A city spokesperson confirmed William Conger resigned from his position but that the former chief did not hand in a letter of resignation.

Conger actually turned in his resignation to a separate business. He had served as chief of police administration for the past three years but was not an employee of Boulder City. A city spokesperson said Conger verbally resigned from that post.

The city spokesperson would not release many details regarding the resignation saying it was tied to the investigation of the city's former animal control supervisor.

The district attorney is reportedly reviewing allegations that Mary Jo Frazier was improperly euthanizing animals at the city's shelter.

Conger initially decided not to pursue charges against Frazier who retired from her position. Last month, Boulder City changed course and forwarded the findings of its investigation to the district attorney.

The city is currently working to determine who will fill in during the search for a permanent replacement.