Waukegan Police Chief steps down after 2 months

Published: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 7:12 a.m. CDT

WAUKEGAN — Waukegan's police chief has resigned, two months after taking the post in Chicago's northern suburbs.

The (Waukegan) News-Sun reports Robert Kerkorian stepped down Monday, several days after acknowledging he incorrectly claimed to have trained as a Navy SEAL.

He included that information when he first applied to work at the department in 1987.

Mayor Wayne Motley says he asked for Kerkorian's resignation because the matter was becoming a "distraction."

Kerkorian will return to his previous rank as a commander in the department and Deputy Chief Wayne Walles will become the agency's interim chief.

The city plans to hold a search for a permanent replacement.

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