Marlin: Police chief resigns due to "hostile environment"

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MARLIN, Texas (KWTX) Embattled Marlin police Chief Damien Eaglin has resigned after being in his position since December 2015.

Marlin Police Chief Damien Eaglin. (Photo by Madison Adams)

Eaglin says he resigned to "reveal the truth and how I was never given a chance due to the... hostile work environment that I've been enduring ever since I became the Chief."

Marlin’s City Council considered multiple complaints about Eaglin’s job performance in September, but voted to take no action.

At the time, Eaglin said the complaints were the result of a “personal vendetta” by Marlin School Superintendent Dr. Michael Seabolt, after Eaglin refused to hire Seabolt as a reserve officer.

Eaglin says his resignation is effective Friday.

Eaglin took over as Police Chief in 2015 after previous Chief Darrell Allen was shot and killed while working security at a nearby club.

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