GOLDEN BEACH, Fla. (CBS4) – The Town of Golden Beach announced Tuesday that Police Chief Jim Skinner tendered his resignation effective immediately.

Skinner has been in charge of a department that has seen three officers get arrested for fraud in the last year. The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office continues to investigate the Golden Beach Police Department, but Skinner is not under scrutiny.

“After a long discussion with Chief Skinner on Monday, we both felt it was in everyone’s best interest for him to step down and for the Town to take the police department in a different direction at this time,” said Golden Beach Mayor Glenn Singer in a statement.

Mayor Singer also announced that Lt. Rudy Herbello will take over as interim chief until a permanent replacement can be found.

For more on the Golden Beach Police fraud cases, click here.


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