MOWEAQUA, Ill. — The police chief of Moweaqua in central Illinois has resigned, citing a hostile work environment created by village officials.

The Herald & Review in Decatur reports Rob Maynard was scheduled to return Tuesday from a one-week suspension. In submitting his resignation, Maynard accused Moweaqua officials of “blatant discrimination” directed at him and the police department.

Maynard, a 15-year veteran of the department, claims in his resignation letter the hostile work environment was to the detriment of his health and well-being.

Mayor Boomer Neece and village attorney Ed Flynn were unavailable late Monday for comment.

The Herald & Review reports reasons for Maynard’s suspension included failure to show up to several public events, misrepresenting hours worked and not overlapping hours with Moweaqua’s only other full-time officer. That officer resigned last week.

Information from: Herald & Review,

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