MOORESVILLE, N.C. - The town of Mooresville has named a new acting police chief after town leaders suspended the chief.
Interim Town Manager Ryan Rase announced Monday he chose Ron Campurciani.
"Based on the recommendation of our outside investigators and information I have reviewed to date, I made the decision to appoint an acting police chief to enact immediate change in our police department," Rase said in a statement to the Mooresville Tribune.
Campurciani has 34 years of experience, including serving as the former chief of police in West Springfield, Massachusetts.
The town placed Chief Damon Williams and Captain David Call on paid administrative leave earlier this month. Town leaders said an internal investigation found complaints of a hostile work environment.
Williams told our news partners at the Mooresville Tribune he believes the town put him on leave in retaliation because of an internal investigation into the department's drug unit.
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