City and County Governments Working To Find Long-Term Solution
Darren Doyle, story:
Brownsville Police Chief Jeff Jewell has officially resigned from his position, as confirmed to the Edmonson Voice by Brownsville City Attorney Marc Lovell. Mr. Lovell gave no reason for the resignation and said he couldn't comment further.
In today's Edmonson County Fiscal Court virtual meeting during Sheriff Shane Doyle's regular report, he informed the court that the city has asked him to be the interim supervisor for their city department.
"I can't go into a lot of details because this is an active investigation," Sheriff Doyle said to the court, "but this was a very abrupt resignation. The city has a fairly new officer that is basically working unsupervised right now and they've asked me to act as their law enforcement supervisor until a long-term solution is found."
Doyle said the Sheriff's Office and Brownsville City Police have always worked closely together, and the county regularly responds to city calls; however, being short a city officer, which is also a supervisor, will increase the workload for the Sheriff's Office.
"We're waiting to receive something in writing from the city attorney," Doyle said. "That will make everything official for now and then we'll see what can be worked out in a long-term solution."
We reached out to former chief Jewell for comment but messages were not returned.