“I really think I owe it to my family and myself,” Gregory said, adding that he has considered putting the brakes on law enforcement for about a year.
Freeman resigned Sept. 13 after being in talks with Williams over his position for months.
“We mutually agreed his resignation would be in the best interest of the department,” Williams said at the time.
The department had recently come under fire after videos led to criticism against Athens police officials.
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According to police department personnel files based on interviews with employees and obtained by AJC.com, Freeman and Gregory were “tied at the hip,” and several employees questioned their leadership abilities.
Gregory submitted his two-week notice Friday.
Williams said he got an email from Gregory informing him of his decision, and clarified that he was not involved in his departure.
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