"This wasn't an easy decision for me to make, but, as mayor, I have to do what is best for the department" Bradshaw told The Brazil Times. "Hopefully this will take the department in a new direction, encourage better morale among the officers and create a better working relationship between the department and the community."
As of midnight, Monday, Capt. Dave Archer became the new acting Police Chief, while former Police Chief Terry Harrison was demoted to the Captain's position.
Bradshaw said details about Harrison's demotion would not be made available because it is a confidential personnel issue.
A complete story will be in Wednesday's edition of The Brazil Times.