RICHMOND - Hal Hazelton, the police chief of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority recently put on leave, has been fired.
Hazelton was placed on administrative leave last month following while under investigation into allegations involving fraud, wrongful termination, racial discrimination.
Sources tell 8News Hazelton was notified of his termination by letter. The letter informed him he was relieved of his duties as of October 15, but did not provide any indication as to why he was fired.
8News reached out to RRHA, but was told the issue was a personnel matter they couldn't comment.
The RRHA issued the following statement:
"While it would be inappropriate to comment on specific personnel matters, the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority is committed to a diverse workforce and places the highest priority on diversity, inclusion and its mission to serve. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, gender, religion, sexual preference or any other basis prohibited by law."
A spokesperson for Mayor Dwight Jones says "We are aware that there is a vacancy for the RRHA Police Chief, it is my understanding that RRHA did solicit the help of the Richmond Police Department to appoint an interim replacement."
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