The police chief of the small northern Utah town of Mantua was dismissed after eight months on the job and other officers resigned on Monday. Michael Castro, the new Chief of Mantua Police, tells ABC4 that he was asked to resign two days after taking Police Chief of the Year for a little town by the Utah Chiefs of Police Association over a “disagreement” with the city.
He was dismissed for personal reasons and not for his performance but would not elaborate on the circumstances of Castro’s dismissal said by the agency. In the department, Castro was one of two full-time employees, along with a handful of part-time officers.
Castro was said to resign but he refuses it so he was dismissed. Another two part-time officers were also resigned due to Castro’s dismissal leaving Mantua with no police officers at this time.