DURANT, Iowa — An officer with the Durant Police Department has resigned following claims of misconduct on the job.
Officer Robert Smith stepped down Monday, July 22 at the city's council meeting, according to a statement from Durant City Hall.
This was their statement:
Officer Smith was a retired trooper from the Iowa State Police. According to Cedar County Sheriff Warren Wethington, Officer Smith had a history of abusing his power. In response, Cedar County's sheriff was not honoring the arrests made by the Durant Police Department.
Sheriff Wethington said as soon as he receives something written that states Smith is no longer an employee of the City of Durant, he will again take arrestees into the county jail.