ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. -- The embattled chief of the St. Augustine Beach Police Department has suddenly retired.
Chief Richard Hedges had been under fire from fellow officers, along with Assistant Police Chief Daniel Decoursey.
Last month ten of city's fourteen officers filed a complaint with the City Commission, accusing the city's top cops of a host of improprieties, some procedural, some criminal. The most serious claims include failure to collect evidence in a rape investigation, failing to report a missing police-issued handgun, and improperly confiscating the truck of a man who committed suicide.
Last week a number of officers lost their computer privileges
as a result of an internal investigation.
Action News has requested a copy of the retirement letter. Check back for updates.