Former Roanoke Rapids police Chief Chuck Hasty reached an amicable agreement with the city in which his personnel file will reflect he resigned from his position voluntarily in January of 2019.
Both Hasty and City Attorney Geoffrey Davis confirmed the agreement this afternoon.
“As far we’re concerned Chuck voluntarily resigned,” Davis said. “The city and former Chief Hasty have resolved any disputes they may have had amicably.”
There was never a lawsuit filed against the city, both Davis and Hasty confirmed.
Davis said he could neither confirm nor deny whether there was a monetary settlement involved with Hasty, who is now a captain with the Enfield Police Department.
Asked whether the agreement means Hasty was wrongfully terminated, Davis said, “As far as the city is concerned he resigned voluntarily.”
In a brief statement Hasty said, “I resigned and was not terminated, and we amicably resolved any disputes between us.”
Asked if there was a monetary settlement, Hasty referred to his original statement and declined elaboration
Asked why he voluntarily resigned, Hasty said, “It was because we came to an amicable agreement.”
Hasty did say the agreement was reached within the last few weeks and confirmed he was glad this was behind him. As far as elaborating, he referred to his original statement.
Former City Attorney Gilbert Chichester confirmed last year Hasty was terminated from his job but at the time said he could not give a reason on why Hasty was terminated and cited state personnel law which prohibits any state, or local municipality employer from commenting on personnel.
Hasty was sworn in as chief in December of 2014.