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Elizabeth police chief resigns after being placed on administrative leave

Madasyn Czebiniak
| Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, 5:18 a.m.
Elizabeth Borough police Chief Tim Butler resigned Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 after being placed on administrative leave.
Elizabeth Borough police Chief Tim Butler resigned Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 after being placed on administrative leave.

Elizabeth Borough police Chief Tim Butler resigned Tuesday, and borough officials have asked the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office to look into the matter.

Butler had been on administrative leave for more than a week, and his resignation was effective immediately, according to Tribune-Review news partner WPXI-TV.

Mike Manko, spokesman for the District Attorney’s Office, said the department asked Dec. 10 if the office could “review some information” regarding Butler.

“We are in the process of doing that,” Manko said, declining to offer specifics about what information it is reviewing.

Sgt. Garrett Kimmell is handling day-to-day operations, according to WPXI.

Madasyn Czebiniak is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Madasyn at 724-226-4702,, or via Twitter @maddyczebstrib.

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