Iowa chief's letter has passages from Navy captain's 1999 speech

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Posted: Thursday, September 5, 2013 12:00 am

IOWA CITY (AP) — A resignation letter from Iowa's ousted public safety chief contains several passages that are identical, or nearly identical, to a retirement speech given by a Navy captain in 1999, a comparison of the two revealed Thursday.

Public Safety Commissioner K. Brian London wrote the letter to employees Wednesday, one day after he submitted his resignation to Gov. Terry Branstad following a turmoil-filled 11-month tenure. Branstad said London did not understand Iowa's public safety culture, and that many employees were concerned about his management style.

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