Cleveland Police Chief Resigns After New Mayor Elected

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams

Cleveland’s Chief of Police abruptly resigned in the wake of incoming Mayor Justin Bibb’s election Tuesday. 

“I said, if you’re not running for mayor, I’m out the door with you,” Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said Thursday, referring to outgoing Mayor Frank Jackson. “I only told a few folks, some of our command staff, my family and close friends that if the mayor wasn’t gonna be sitting in that seat in 2022, I wouldn’t be sitting in the seat next to him… This is my last official act as the Chief of this division. I’m gonna miss you guys.”

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