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Whitehouse official takes voluntary leave of absence

Released by The City Of Whitehouse:

WHITEHOUSE, TX (KLTV) - In discussions between the Whitehouse City Manager Mike Peterson and Police Chief Rick Waller it has been decided that the current investigation may cause distractions to the operation of the Police Department.  Chief Waller and City Manager Mike Peterson have determined that in the best interest of the City of Whitehouse that Chief Waller voluntarily take a leave of absence with pay pending the outcome of the Investigation.  Chief Waller has served the City of Whitehouse as Police Chief for almost ten years and is looking forward to the matter being resolved so he may return to serving the citizens of Whitehouse. 

City Administration comment:

City Manager Mike Peterson has informed that the City of Whitehouse funds are transparent and City Administration is fully cooperating with all law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation.

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