WATERFORD TOWNSHIP (AP) — A township board has announced the departure of the Detroit suburb’s police chief, who was suspended during an investigation of his removal of a political yard sign opposing a police safety millage.

Waterford Township Chief Daniel McCaw says he removed several signs in July outside a vacant gas station. McCaw says the signs violated a local ordinance in the Oakland County community.

The tax request passed.

State police investigated, and Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton declined to file charges.

The township board says it voted Monday to ask Waterford’s pension board to “immediately retire” the 60-year-old McCaw. The statement says the board “wished him well in retirement.”

The statement doesn’t call it a firing. The Associated Press left phone and email messages for Township Supervisor Gary Wall seeking comment.


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