Roanoke Rapids City Attorney Gilbert Chichester confirmed this afternoon former police Chief Chuck Hasty was terminated from his job Wednesday.
Chichester said he could not give a reason why Hasty was terminated. “State personnel law prohibits any state, or local municipality employer from commenting on personnel.”
Chichester said the city manager will be moving forward with filling the position of chief permanently.
Bobby Martin has been appointed interim chief.
The city manager has the authority to fire and hire department heads.
Hasty had no comment this afternoon. He said Wednesday he would withhold comment until consultation with his attorneys.
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.