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Mt. Sterling mayor asks for police officer's resignation

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MOUNT STERLING, Ill. (WGEM) -

Mt. Sterling Mayor Matt Bradbury has asked for the resignation of several of the city's police officers. 

Bradbury said he asked for the resignation of one full-time and all of the part-time officers. 

"I'm re-evaluating the police department," said Bradbury. 

Police Chief Brandon Norris said there are four part-time officers. He said Bradbury told him to ask the full-time officer to resign, but he refused. 

"He threatened my job if I refused," said Norris. "He said if I didn't ask the officer to resign he would ask for my resignation too. I will not ask him to resign." 

Norris said the reason Bradbury is asking to reduce the size of the police department is because he's unhappy with the number of DUI arrests. 

"The mayor has publicly made known that he's unhappy with the number of DUI's my officers have given," said Norris. 

"I'm not saying it is and I'm not saying it isn't," said Bradbury when asked if DUI's were the reason for him wanting to downsize the force. "I'll have no further comment." 

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