GALVESTON, Texas Police Chief Charles Wiley on Friday withdrew a letter announcing his retirement, saying he wants to ensure stability amid tourist and hurricane season.
The change came a day after the Galveston Municipal Police Association filed an ethics complaint against him. Wiley was set to retire July 7 before the challenge from the union. The validity of the complaint, filed Thursday by Michael Gray, president of the Galveston Police Municipal Association, remains in question.
The complaint accused Wiley of sending officers to guard a councilman s property during the November 2010 Lone Star Rally. Gray called for the city to sanction Wiley if the commission determines a violation occurred. Wiley denied the allegation, saying not only is the complaint bogus but Gray filed it too late to meet the six-month deadline in order for it to be consideration by the Ethics Commission.
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