Chuck Hasty is no longer chief of police in Roanoke Rapids, City Manager Joseph Scherer confirmed today.
Scherer only gave the following statement when asked about the decision, which was done today: “Chief Hasty is no longer the police chief of Roanoke Rapids. Since this is a personnel matter I can’t offer any other comment about it and we wish Chuck and his family all the best in the future.”
Scherer declined to answer further questions about the situation, including reasons why Hasty is no longer chief.
As city manager Scherer has the authority to fire and hire department heads.
Captain Bobby Martin has been named interim chief.
Scherer said no decision has been made on when the city will open advertising for the position.
Hasty declined comment today but said he will refer questions to legal counsel upon consultation.
Hasty was sworn in as chief in December of 2014.
He began his career in law enforcement as a corrections officer in 1991 and has served in various capacities for the Halifax and Northampton County Sheriff’s offices.
He worked for the Halifax County Sheriff's Office from 2000 to 2010.