Campbell steps down as chair of town’s police committee

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David Campbell agreed Monday to give his decision to resign as chair of Alberton Town Council's police committee further thought. On Tuesday he reported that he will not be changing his mind. He said he is resigning because of a perception in the town that he is too close with the RCMP to be effective in the position.

ALBERTON -- Alberton Town Councilor David Campbell is following through with his decision to resign as chair of the town’s police committee.

Campbell announced Monday that he was resigning the post because of a perception in the town that he is too close to the RCMP to be effective.

“I have a son in the RCMP – and they’re saying ‘he’s bias, he’s not going to do anything, he’s not going to say anything bad about the RCMP’ so, as of tonight I am resigning from the chair of the police committee and that’s all I’ve got to say,” Campbell stated.

Mayor Michael Murphy asked if he was hearing that perception around the council table and Campbell said no, that it was coming from other members of the community.

“Do you feel you’re not doing as much as you should be doing?” Murphy pressed on.

“Oh, no,” Campbell replied.

“I’ve seen your actions for the last four plus years. I don’t think it’s warranted that you should resign because of public perception, because that’s basically giving in to whoever is saying this,” said he mayor. “I think you should stay the course, but that’s up to you.”

Campbell agreed Monday to put his resignation on hold to consider it further. On Tuesday, however, he reported to the town administration that he will follow through with his resignation.

 

 

Organizations: RCMP, Alberton Town

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