Greenville Police Chief Ken Miller announced his resignation, effective today.
Miller was placed on administrative leave Dec. 19, after the issuance of the First Circuit Solicitor’s December 17, 2019 memorandum to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division which concluded an investigation by the State Law Enforcement Division over three separate matters, all of which involved Miller.
In a statement from the city, a spokesperson said, “The City and Chief Ken Miller have had ongoing discussions in the days following issuance of the First Circuit Solicitor’s December 17, 2019 memorandum to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. These discussions have focused on the importance of preserving public trust and confidence in the Greenville Police Department and the shared desire to enable the department to perform its critical public safety functions effectively and with minimal distraction and disruption. After careful consideration of these important goals, Chief Miller has tendered his resignation as the Chief of Police and the City Manager has accepted it.”
“The City and Chief Miller have determined that the interests of Greenville citizens and the fine officers of the Greenville Police Department are best served by arriving at an amicable separation. Under the terms of that separation, Chief Miller will receive a severance payment equal to four months of his salary.”
Deputy Chief Howie Thompson will continue to serve as Interim Police Chief.
Interim Captain Jason Rampey was also placed on paid administrative leave. No details yet on whether he will continue with the department.