Chief of Danville Police Department ousted

Gill says no reason given for town's decision

DANVILLE, Ind. - Keith Gill is no longer Chief of Police in Danville and he said he was left still waiting for an official reason.

Gill said he was called in the Town Manager's office at 11 a.m. Tuesday and asked to resign or be fired.

Gill chose to be terminated, which would make him eligible for unemployment if wants to seek those benefits.

The town released a three-sentence statement saying in part, "said action was taken by the Town Council President under statutory authority. The termination was effective immediately."

Sources told the Call 6 Investigators that several town officials were concerned with the hiring of the chief's son to the department.

Gill said he was removed from the process and had no involvement in his hiring.

"When my son was hired, he went through the same process as everyone else, which means I don't have a hand in it," Gill said.

Gill said he will move forward with pride in knowing that he improved his agency over the past six years.

The town's Board of Metropolitan Police Commissioners will meet to pick an interim chief and lay the process to find a permanent replacement.

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