Warwick Police Chief fired

Warwick Police Chief fired

WARWICK, GA (WALB) - The Warwick city council has fired police chief David Morris.

In a letter to Morris, Mayor Juanita Kitchen said Morris was being fired for negligence, insubordination, and was unfit to perform his duties.

The letter said Morris has not followed city policy on firing and disciplining officers, spending city tax money, and placing quotas on his officers to issue traffic tickets.

Morris has five days to appeal the dismissal, set to take effect on August 4th.

Under the Warwick city charter, the mayor has the power to hire and fire city employees with the city council able to override any of the decisions made by the mayor.

Mayor Kitchens has appointed Tim Murphy Interim Police Chief for the city of Warwick.

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