What to Know
- Tim Currier, the mayor and former police chief of Massena, New York was arrested on Dec 1.
- On Tuesday, he launched a press release saying that he would resign from his position as mayor.
- His resignation will take impact on Feb. 1.
More than a month after he was arrested on drug prices, the mayor of an upstate New York city introduced that he was resigning on Tuesday.
Tim Currier, the mayor and former police chief of Massena, New York, was arrested on Dec. 1 and charged with possession of a managed substance, tampering with proof and failure to adjust to a police officer.
On Tuesday, he launched a press release saying that he would resign from his position as mayor, WWNY-TV reported.
“Since the events of December 1, I have worked hard on my recovery and I remain profoundly sorry for my actions,” Currier mentioned within the assertion. Currier, 55, allegedly threw a gram of crack cocaine out of his transferring automotive when officers tried to arrest him, authorities mentioned.
His resignation will take impact on Feb. 1, he mentioned. Currier had taken a depart of absence, he mentioned, to hunt remedy, the broadcaster reported.
Currier entered a not responsible plea at an arraignment in December and is scheduled to look in courtroom on March 15, a courtroom clerk in Morristown mentioned. It isn’t instantly clear if Currier has an legal professional to characterize him. The legal professional assigned to him at his arraignment mentioned he’s not representing Currier.
Currier served because the police chief in Massena, close to the Canadian border, for greater than twenty years. He was elected mayor as a Democrat in 2014 and was reelected in 2018