New chief sought for scandal-plagued police force

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

JOSHUA, Texas (AP) - A search has begun for a chief to oversee a North Texas police force that has lost four officers in the wake of revelations that some were paid for hours they never worked.

Joshua Police Chief Annabeth Robertson resigned in late September following the results of an audit by Burleson police.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Joshua now has nine officers on staff and the Johnson County sheriff's office is assisting with patrols.

Robertson fired one officer who the audit shows logged 36 hours over a six-month period that he didn't work. Robertson didn't give a reason for her resignation and it's not clear if she was aware of the fabricated time sheets.

The Joshua City Council last week voted to hire a firm to find a new chief.

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