Lawrence police chief resigns

Lawrence Police Chief Gegory Burns Jr. is resigning. The embattled police chief's departure has been described as a "mutual decision" with the city.

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State News

May 19, 2020 - 10:04 AM

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Embattled Lawrence Police Chief Gregory Burns Jr. is stepping down from his position just months after the police union approved a vote of no confidence in him.

Burns’ employment will officially end June 12 but Capt. Anthony Brixius, a nearly 17-year veteran of the department, will take over as interim chief immediately, city officials announced Monday.

The city will pay Burns a lump sum of $106,805, the equivalent of nine months pay, according to a separation agreement in Tuesday’s City Commission meeting, The Lawrence Journal-World reported.

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