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Clarksburg police chief, officer out; feds to discuss

July 9, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Federal law enforcement officials are planning an announcement regarding the Clarksburg Police Department a day after city police chief Marshall Goff abruptly announced his retirement.

U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld II's office announced Tuesday it would hold a news conference at 1 p.m. to talk about issues at the police department. A spokeswoman said she could not provide further details before the announcement.

Media outlets report that Goff announced his retirement on Monday, citing family reasons. City Manager Martin Howe said Tuesday that Lt. Tim Smith also resigned.

Howe said that Lt. Robert Hillard would serve as the interim police chief.

Goff became chief in 2007 after 23 years with the department. He spent five years in the Anmoore Police Department before starting work in Clarksburg.

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