Day before investigation results will be released, Union City Police Chief Everett retires

UNION CITY AND BEYOND — Union City Mayor Brian Stack confirmed Wednesday that Police Chief Charles Everett has retired after much controversy surrounding the extra pay he received for security work for the Board of Education.
According to Stack, Everett chose to retire because “it was in the best interest of his family, himself and the city of Union City.”
The mayor stated he has known Everett (whom he called “Charlie”) since he was a young patrolman and that he was always available whenever he was needed.
“He’s done a great job in all his many capacities, and I wish he and his family all the best,” Stack said.
Everett came under scrutiny in September after a New Jersey News 12 report said that he earned money for off-duty security work at the town’s athletic field and pools. In addition to his annual salary of $200,000, Everett earned $45,000 a year for two years providing security for the city’s pools and for Jose Marti athletic field. The report claimed that Everett did not always show up for the hours for which he was paid.
Both the Attorney General’s Office and the city of Union City began looking into the matter, but no findings had been revealed at the time of Everett’s retirement.
However, Walter Timpone, whom Union City hired to investigate, told the Reporter on Wednesday that the results of his investigation into Everett’s extra work will be released tomorrow by the mayor’s office.

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