Ferris Police Chief Scott Corbo turned in his resignation Thursday, Feb. 3, effective on the day he dated it, Wednesday, Feb. 2.Corbo
gave no official reason for quitting, but had previously said he
received other offers.
Two days before the chief resigned, a special meeting had been called to address a complaint Corbo submitted to the mayor stating his
objection to his
Personal History Statement having been released to the public.
Mayor Jimmie Birdwell fired City Secretary Alice Holloway after Corbo
personal history in the position of Dallas activist Lee Alcorn, but the city attorney told the council the firing was illegal and he
would investigate all those who had access to the records.
At this week,s Monday, Feb. 7 meeting, the council voted to give Mayor Pro-Tem Scott Born the authority to appoint an interim chief to replace Corbo
Richard Benavides, the police department,s investigator, submitted his resignation one day after Corbo
,s on Feb. 3, yet it was addressed to Corbo
Benavides stated it was an exceptional experience to work for Corbo
but, ,Unfortunately, the city government has created an atmosphere which makes it impossible for me to perform my duties in an effective manner.,