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By Steve Steiner
Executive Editor 

Police Chief Hall's Resignation Not Because of Controversy


Last updated 5/26/2020 at 4:25pm

Police Chief Joe Hall

EDITOR'S NOTE: Bartow Police Chief Joe Hall's decision to resign is not at all as portrayed by the May 13 Ledger/News Chief article penned by Kimberly C. Moore, according to both Hall and City Manager George Long. In her article of May 13 and updated on May 14, Moore wrote (with the first sentence as a subheadline): Bartow Police Chief Joe Hall quit as an investigation into an officer's reprimand over a racist comment draws to a close.

Bartow Police Chief Joe Hall abruptly resigned last week, handing in a succinct resignation letter on Friday.

"Please allow this to serve as my formal notice...

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