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Rochester Police Chief La'Ron Singletary has retired from the Rochester Police Department

Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary announced today that after 20 years of service he will be retiring as the Rochester Police Chief.

Along with Chief Singletary, Deputy Chief Joseph Morabito and Deputy Chief Mark Simmons also announced their retirement from the Rochester Police Department.

No successor has been announced as of this time.

Below is the statement released by Chief Singletary:

'As a man of integrity, I will not sit idly by while outside entities attempt to destroy my character. The events over the past week are an attempt to destroy my character and integrity. The members of the Rochester Police Department and the Greater Rochester Community know my reputation and know what I stand for. The mischaracterization and the politicization of the actions that I took after being informed of Mr. Prude's death is not based on facts, and is not what I stand for.
I would like to thank the men and women of the Rochester Police Department, as well as the Rochester Community for allowing me the honor of serving as your Chief and fulfilling a lifelong dream. I look forward to continuing to serve our community in my next chapter.'


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