Westerly Police Chief Stepping Down

(Westerly, RI)  --  The police chief in Westerly is leaving.  The Westerly Sun reports a separation agreement, including severance pay, was approved by the town council on Monday to have Richard Silva's tenure end following his shift on Wednesday.  The Sun report indicates the local police union reacted to Silva being chosen for the job in 2016 over Westerly Police Captain Shawn Lacey by issuing several no-confidence statements, filing a number of grievances and calling for Silva to be fired.


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