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Taneytown Chief of Police resigns following mysterious FBI investigation

Posted at 2:21 PM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 14:27:58-05

TANEYTOWN, Md. — A mysterious FBI investigation has led to the resignation of a small town Chief of Police.

The Mayor and City Council of Taneytown, a small town in Carroll County, announced on Thursday they have accepted the resignation of William Tyler, their former Chief of Police.

According to a letter sent by Mayor James McCarron and the City Council, Tyler was placed on administrative leave on January 17 after his office and Pennsylvania house was searched by the FBI. Officials have not announced what the search warrant was for at this time.

The letter continued to say that the City is still investigating the "underlying situation" and public safety needs have not been comprimised and will continue to be met.

Since Tyler was put on Administrative Leave, Lieutenant Jason Etzler has bee in charged of the Taneytown Police Department. Etzler has been with the department since 2002 and has several years of experience overseeing operations.

"The Mayor and City Council are confident that Lt. Etzler will provide excellent leadership during this time of transition," the letter said.

No other information is available at this time, but the letter says the city will provide information when it's available.