WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Just before 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, Westbrook's Public Safety Director Mike Pardue officially submitted his letter of resignation.
Pardue worked for the city for three and a half years as chief of both the police and fire departments. Pardue was originally hired as a consultant in 2010 in order to help the fire department through a sexual harassment lawsuit. He was then hired as the city's first full-time public safety director in 2011. Recently, there's been an ongoing investigation into sexual harassment at the police department. Last month, a female officer filed a notice of claim. In it she writes, "The Good Old Boys Club" is alive and well in Westbrook.
Pardue said that the harassment investigation has nothing to do with the timing of his announcement.