KIMBALL, Neb. (AP) — The Kimball City Council has approved the naming of Darrin Huff as the Panhandle city’s police chief.
Huff has been acting chief. Huff’s appointment by Mayor James Schnell was confirmed at Monday’s council meeting.
Huff replaces Chief Mark Simpson, who resigned effective April 15. Simpson had been on leave since March 15, following challenges to the accuracy of information he’d presented to another law enforcement agency.
Simpson said in his resignation letter that he regretted not being able to serve Kimball’s residents any longer and that people needed to trust city officials. Simpson also said that he’s sorry he did not uphold his “side of the bargain.”