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KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind. — The relationship between the Knightstown town council and Knightstown Police Department continues to sour.

Chris Newkirk has officially resigned as Knightstown Chief of Police.

Newkirk announced his resignation Thursday, saying he was offered money to resign earlier and stay silent on the ongoing power struggle between the town council and police department.

Newkirk’s departure follows the mass resignations last month, in which over a dozen cops left the force when the town council chose a less experienced replacement for police chief, instead of Newkirk’s choice for chief.

The former police chief also implied that some elected officials in Knightstown tried to offer him money even when they knew there was proof of wrong-doing.

It’s unknown how many officers are still working for the department.