Highland Park Police Chief unexpectedly resigns

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) - In a sudden and unexpected move the Chief of Police in Highland Park has resigned.

Mayor DeAndre Windom says he found the resignation letter from Lorenzo Veal II in his office when he got back there Wednesday afternoon.

He says he hasn't been able to reach Veal to discuss the resignation with him. He says Veal did not give any reasons in the letter, just stated that he was resigning effective immediately.

"No, I didn't have any indication of the letter.  I just saw the chief day before yesterday, so there was no indication of the resignation," Windom says

Normally the Deputy Chief of Police would fill the void, but Highland Park currently does not have a Deputy Chief because LaNesha Jones was let go recently because of budget cuts.

The mayor says the morale is still high in the department despite all the changes. They have 47 officers and are in the process of finding another chief.

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