Mantua Mayor Resigns After Ex-Police Chief Says He Was Fired For Not Writing Enough Tickets
Mantua Mayor Michael Johnson has announced his resignation just days after the former police chief accused him of firing him for not writing enough speeding tickets. Johnson announced his resignation on Mantua’s Facebook page on Monday.Before his resignation Johnson named a new police chief, Craig Hammer, who was sworn in on Monday. According to FOX 13, Johnson fired the former police chief, Miachael Castro, after Castro refused to sign a letter that would have put his employment on probation. Castro also said Johnson wanted him and his colleagues to write more speeding tickets in order to finance the police department.
In his resignation letter, Johnson said he has enjoyed working with the town and his “hope is that divisiveness in the town will stop and healing will begin, and Mantua will once again become the great town” he moved into years ago.