Wes Snyder Apologizes For Circumstances Leading To His Retirement

Monday, December 9, 2013 - by Hollie Webb

At the Cleveland City Council meeting Monday afternoon, Police Chief Wes Snyder apologized to a full crowd related to his sudden retirement. 

He told the Council he regretted the circumstances that surrounded his resignation. He has been the police chief for the past 10 years.

Mr. Snyder announced his resignation on Friday after a video was discovered that showed him meeting the director of Main Street Cleveland, Sharon Marr, at a storage unit.

According to police, Officer John Prince responded to a call from Rhodes Climate Controlled Storage. The manager was concerned about unusual activity in one of the units. When Officer Prince went in, he found multiple items, including blankets, pillows, a bottle of brandy, baby wipes, a mirror, and a hairbrush.

On the surveillance video, Mr. Snyder and Ms. Marr can both be seen entering and leaving the unit and getting in a vehicle together.

Mr. Snyder’s retirement will take effect January 5, 2014. Police Captain David Bishop will be serving as interim chief until then.

Janice Casteel, the city manager, said, “We wish him well in his retirement.”

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