UPDATE: 1:30P.M. CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — Following his press briefing, Governor Jim Justice has announced the new Interim Superintendent of the West Virginia State Police.
Deputy Jack Chambers with the Capitol Police has been named the new Interim Superintendent of the West Virginia State Police.
“He is a man of honor. He will do the right things and we entrust upon him to absolutely do any level of rightness, cleanup, whatever it may be; we will entrust him upon him to do just that.”Gov. Justice on Jack Chambers
CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced important information regarding the recent backlash the West Virginia State Police has faced.
In a press briefing on Monday, March 20, 2023, Governor Justice announced he accepted the resignation of the current Superintendent of the West Virginia State Police. Jan Cahill submitted his resignation Monday morning.
His resignation comes after an in depth investigation regarding alleged misconduct within the top ranks of the West Virginia State Police.
Gov. Justice will address Cahill’s resignation, announce a new interim superintendent, and announce additional actions that will be taken moving forward today in a press briefing at 1:00 p.m.
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