A police department employee hired for the department's new position designed to find and apply for grants has resigned amid misconduct charges in Detroit, the city administrator said.
Former Detroit Police Capt. Harold Rochon has been accused of ordering police officers to build a deck at his home during work hours, according to The Detroit News.
Rochon began the deputy director of administrative services job at the Fort Smith Police Department on Sept. 5 and resigned Sept. 8, City Administrator Carl Geffken said. The Board of Directors approved the new position with a $65,000 salary in May.
A background check, polygraph test and Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) test were all performed on Rochon before he was hired, Geffken said. The alleged misconduct happened in 2015 and recently came to light.