Former San Luis Obispo City Council member Paul Brown has resigned from the Morro Bay Police Department.
Brown submitted his letter of resignation today “and I accepted it,” said Morro Bay police Chief Tim Olivas. He added that as a matter of personnel policy, he couldn’t say what Brown’s letter contained.
When contacted, Brown said that he resigned “in the best interests of myself and the (Morro Bay police) department. I’ve got a few things in the fire, but nothing I want to discuss right now,” he added.
Brown had been serving as a reserve officer for the Guadalupe Police Department when he was hired by Morro Bay 10 weeks ago as part of the department’s Field Training Officer Program.
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In late December, Brown had two guns stolen from his car, which was parked outside his San Luis Obispo home. Olivas said at the time that his department was looking into the matter by conducting an internal fact-finding investigation that could lead to potential discipline if it was found that Brown had violated any department policies.
“We wish Paul the best,” Olivas said.