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Riviera Beach police chief has to retire by Feb. 28

Posted at 5:54 PM, Dec 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-14 04:18:23-05

Riviera Beach Police Chief Clarence Williams has yet to announce his official retirement date, but according to his DROP retirement contract, he has to retire no later than Feb. 28.

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Initially, Williams had said he would retire Dec. 5. He since changed that date but never gave a new official date. When Mayor Thomas Masters asked him, Williams said he wasn't ready to give a date at this point.

According to city data, Williams has around 30 vacation days left. 

On Wednesday, Interim City Manager Karen Hoskins told WPTV Williams is not planning on taking those 30 vacation days consecutively. Rather he's planning on working until Feb. 28 but has been working shorter work weeks (two days on, three days off).

WPTV also obtained of a memo by Williams from Dec. 12 in which he refers to Captain Leonard Mitchell as "Acting Assistant Chief". 

"I don't know why he does that," Hoskins said. 

Hoskins said according to city records, Mitchell is a captain.