COOPERTOWN, Tenn. (AP) -- Coopertown Police Chief Paul West resigned suddenly and the small city has no police force.
According to The Tennessean, West turned in his resignation on Thursday, but two hours later Coopertown Mayor Sam Childs said West was reconsidering.
The Robertson County Sheriff's Office is patrolling the town, about 30 miles northeast of Nashville in for now.
In an email to the newspaper, Childs said West resigned because of what Childs called "predatory reporting."
The department has had 10 chiefs in 11 years and the mayor recently disbanded the reserve unit after a dash camera caught an officer using racial slurs.
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