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Beloit police chief, deputy to retire as part of settlement

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BELOIT, Wis. (AP) - The city of Beloit has reached a settlement with its police chief and a deputy chief after an investigation found they failed to perform their duties.

The city says the settlement allows Chief Norm Jacobs and Deputy Chief Tom Dunkin to resign at the end of January. In return, the city will withdraw disciplinary charges filed with the Police and Fire Commission.

The Beloit City Council accepted the settlement agreements Monday.

Jacobs and Dunkin have been on paid leave since June, after a consultant's review raised questions about their leadership. An independent investigation found they failed to perform their duties. The city manager filed charges against Jacobs and Dunkin in October and recommended that both men be fired.

Messages left early with their attorneys early Tuesday weren't immediately returned.

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